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 Mrs Sally Oppenheim Mrs Sally Oppenheim , Gloucester 12:00 am, 12th April 1976

Is the hon. Gentleman aware that I share his right hon. Friend's view that statistics covering a comparatively short period are not as reliable as those covering longer periods, and that the figures he has just given show that the rate of inflation has risen by the same amount during eight years of Labour Government as during 16 years of Conservative Government? Therefore, prices rise twice as fast under Labour Governments as under Conservative Governments.