§ Lord Vaizey
asked Her Majesty's Government:
What the index of retail prices was in April 1980, April 1981 and March 1982, taking April 1955 as 100.
§ The Secretary of State for Trade (Lord Cockfield)
Taking April 1955 as 100, the index of retail prices would have been 614 in April 1980, 688 in April 1981 and 738 in March 1982. Over this period the index has been rebased several times and changes have occurred in composition and weighting.