§ 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.