§ 31. Mr. Stoddart
asked the Secretary of State for Trade if he will now make a forecast of inflation during 1980 in the light of the latest information available to him.
§ 34. Mr. Dormand
asked the Secretary of State for Trade what is the current rate of price inflation.
§ 37. Mr Stallard
asked the Secretary of State for Trade what is the current rate of inflation and how it compares with inflation rates in other EEC countries.
§ 39. Mrs. Ann Taylor
asked the Secretary of State for Trade by what percentage the rate of inflation, as shown by the retail price index, has risen since 3 May.
40. Mr. McNall
y asked the Secretary of State for Trade what is the present annual rate of inflation as shown by the retail price index.35W
§ Mrs. Sally Oppenheim
The retail price index has risen by17.4 per cent. over the past 12 months, and by 10.1 per cent. since May. With permission, I shall circulate the inflation figures for the other EEC member States in theOfficial Report.
Following is the information:
In the 12 months to October—the last month for which comparable figures are available—inflation in the EEC member States was:
per cent. Belgium 5.1 Denmark 11.3 France 11.3 Germany 5.7 Ireland (to August, latest available figure) 13.6 Italy 16.9 Luxembourg 5.2 Netherlands 4.4 United Kingdom 17.2