21. Mr. WILSON
asked the Minister of Labour the weight or other measure of each item comprised in the cost-of-living index in July, 1914, and at 29th February, 1936?
§ Mr. E. BROWN
A detailed explanation of the method of compilation of the index number, with particulars of the "weights" used in combining the percentage changes in the prices of the various items included into a general average, is given in a pamphlet published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, entitled "The Cost-of-Living Index Number: Method of Compilation", a copy of which I am sending to the hon. Member.