BORIS Johnson has shrugged off suggestions he’s out of touch with the British people after refusing to say how much he thinks a pack of nappies costs.

The Tory leader is facing a backlash over his government’s response to the cost-of-living crisis after no new anti-poverty measures were unveiled in the Queen’s Speech.

The Prime Minister faced a grilling about how he looks to save money as households struggle with stretched budgets due to hiked energy bills and soaring inflation.

With a five-month-old baby at home, Johnson was asked by LBC about the price of a 24-pack of nappies.

Host Nick Ferrari said: "You have a supremely rich Chancellor of the Exchequer with a non-dom wife ... Can you tell me you are in touch with people? For instance, you've referenced children, more than one occasion. A price of 24 Pampers nappies at Boots. How much?"

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But the Conservative leader – a father of at least seven – replied saying he was “not going to get into” replying to questions about retail prices.

The Boots website, as of Thursday morning, had a pack of 24 newborn nappies priced at £4 per item.

The Prime Minister and his wife Carrie Johnson have two children, with their youngest, daughter Romy, born in December.

The National: Prime Minister Boris Johnson with his wife Carrie

He also has at least five children from other relationships, including four with his ex-wife Marina Wheeler.

Later during the LBC interview, which took place on Wednesday during his trip to Finland and Sweden, Johnson was asked what the energy price cap currently stands at following its 54% rise in April.

Again, however, he said he refused to answer.

Pressed on whether he should know such figures, the Prime Minister replied: “I’m going to tell you that what we do is make sure that we help people with all their weekly outgoings.

“And the best way to deal with the energy price cap … the best way to deal with the cost of energy is to make sure that we are not only helping people in the short term, we’re helping people immediately.”

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Told that the energy price cap stands at £1971 annually, Johnson insisted the UK Government was supporting households with energy costs in the immediate but also the “medium and long term”.

Facing a steady stream of questions about the cost-of-living crisis, the Prime Minister said there would be more support “coming down the track” in “July and so on”.

He added: “What we will do is use all the ingenuity and compassion that we have and the fiscal firepower that we have as a result of the strong economic growth we had coming out of the pandemic.”