HC Deb 08 May 1930 vol 238 cc1103-4
13. Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY

asked the Minister of Labour what is the latest information she has as to the index number of comparative real wages in the principal European industrial countries, taking the British index as 100, and relating to the food-purchasing power of the average hourly time rate of wages in the leading occupations in the respective countries?


As the reply is rather long and contains a number of figures, I propose with my hon. and gallant Friend's permission, to circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Following is the reply:

Comparisons of real wages in January, 1930, prepared by the International Labour Office in respect of most of the principal European industrial countries are given in the issue of the "International Labour Review" for April, 1930. The index numbers, taking Great Britain as 100, are as follow:

accommodation, clothing, and various other items of working-class expenditure.