Film-based disposable cameras have been dropped from the official ?shopping basket? used by the government to calculate inflation.

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) this week blamed the move on the growth in popularity of digital compact cameras and ?mobile phone photography?.

A fall in expenditure on disposable cameras means they are no longer deemed worthy of representing consumer spending patterns.

Each year the ONS reviews the goods and services that make up the Consumer Prices Index and Retail Prices Index.