§ 26. Mr. MABANE
asked the President of the Board of Trade the comparative figures of retail trade in this country in May, 1934, and May, 1933?
§ Dr. BURGIN
The money value of retail sales in May, 1934, exceeded by 7.7 per cent. that for May, 1933. My hon. Friend will find detailed information on the subject in an article which was published in the issue of the "Board of Trade Journal" for June 28th.
§ Mr. MABANE
Will my hon. Friend draw the particular attention of the hon. and learned Member for East Bristol (Sir S. Gripps) to these figures in view of his categorical statement that there was no reflection in these figures of the beneficial effect of the recent Budget?
§ Mr. RHYS DAVIES
Will the hon. Gentleman tell us whether those figures are based upon the increased population or not?