HC Deb 20 February 1908 vol 184 c1003
MR. PIKE PEASE (Darlington)

To ask the President of the Board of Trade, when it is proposed to complete the preliminary and partial tables of the course of money wages in the United Kingdom and principal foreign countries on Page 275 of the Fiscal Blue-book; and whether he can state, meanwhile, the index numbers for the years after 1900 for the United Kingdom.

(Answered by Mr. Kearley.) The index numbers for the United Kingdom for the years 1901–7 are as follows:—

1901 98.6
1902 97.0
1903 96.2
1904 95.6
1905 95.9
1906 97.6
1907 101.8

A good deal of information as to wages in foreign countries has been obtained since the issue of the Blue-book referred to, and the results of later inquiries will be published in due course.