§ Mr. Hooley
asked the Secretary of State for Energy if he will list in the Official Report the cost of one gallon of 4 star petrol at 1975 prices and including tax, on 1st February 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975 and 1976.
§ Mr. John Smith
Prices of motor spirit vary according to such factors as location, terms of supply and the marketing policies of oil companies and retailers. It is difficult to estimate typical prices, especially for times when price cutting is wide-spread. The following figures are given only as a guide to typical prices and expressed in average 1975 money values.
Typical pump prices of 4-star grade motor spirit (p/gallon) actual prices adjusted to average 1975 money values 1st February 1972 35 57 1st February 1973 36 54 1st February 1974 42 57 1st February 1975 73 82 1st February 1976 72 66