HC Deb 05 May 1936 vol 311 c1523
47. Mr. BARNES

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will submit a statement of the primary commodities that have increased in price by 45 per cent. Since 1932?

The CHANCELLOR of the EXCHEQUER (Mr. Chamberlain)

The Bank of England index of primary products is calculated from the wholesale prices of the following commodities: Wheat, maize, sugar, bacon, tea, copper, iron, lead, silver, tin, cotton, hides, linseed, rubber, wool. The index was 100 on 19th September, 1931, 96 at the beginning of July, 1932, and 147.8 on 18th April, 1936.