Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Cost of Living Index.

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asked the Taoiseach the percentage increase in the cost of living between mid-August, 1968, and mid-August, 1969.

The consumer price index base August, 1953=100 rose from 160.3 at mid-August, 1968, to 173.8 at mid-August, 1969, or by 8.4 per cent.