§ Mr. Deakins
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what has been the percentage rise in United Kingdom food prices in the case of common agricultural policy commodities and non-common agricultural policy commodities, respectively, in each year from 1973 onwards.
§ Mr. Peter Walker
There is no readily available information on which to provide an accurate answer to this question. However, the indications are that since 1973 there has been no material difference in the average rate of increase in prices of the two broad categories mentioned.