HC Deb 14 May 1931 vol 252 c1343
3. Mr. DAY

asked the Minister of Labour the average retail price of white bread per 4-lb. loaf in Great Britain, Germany and France, as at the last convenient date; and has she any statistics that will show the relation which the wheat bread bears to the average weekly

The latest statistics available in my Department for the countries named are summarised in the table below. In the absence of information concerning the qualities of bread to which the various quotations relate, it is not known how far the price shown may be regarded as comparable one with another. The prices have been converted to sterling at the rates current at the dates to which the figures relate.
Country. Date. Price per 4-lb. loaf of white bread (except where otherwise stated).
Original Currency. Equivalent in Sterling.
Great Britain and Northern Ireland 1st May, 1931 7.0 Pence 7.0
France (Paris) December, 1930 4.33 Francs 8.41
Germany (white bread) July, 1930 1.51 R. Marks 17.78
Berlin (rye bread) 25th March, 1931 0.655 R. Marks 7.71
Italy (Rome) End of December, 1930 2.82 to 3.64 Lire 7.30 to 9.42
Sweden March, 1931 1.36 Kronor 17.99
United States 15th February, 1931 32.0 Cents 15.82
Canada Beginning of February, 1931. 26.0 Cents 12.84
Australia (Sydney) 15th December, 1930 10.16 Pence 9.29

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