Retail Prices

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Prices and Consumer Protection – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 12th April 1976.

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Photo of Mr Robert Maclennan Mr Robert Maclennan Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Prices and Consumer Protection) 12:00 am, 12th April 1976

The Retail Price Index is a long-established measure of prices of goods bought. It is a matter for my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Employment to consider the items in it, but for my part I think that it would be dangerous to do that to which the hon. Gentleman's Front Bench colleagues have drawn attention—fiddle with the RPI.