§ Mr. Craigen
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services, pursuant to his reply, Official Report, 19 December 1979, column 84, if he will now state the purchasing power of the Christmas bonus 1979 in comparison with the 1978 and 1973 bonuses.
§ Mr. Prentice
The general retail price index for December 1979 will be published on 18 January and I will then circulate the information requested by the hon. Member in theOfficial Report.