§ 1. Mr. S. O. Davies
asked the Minister of Labour whether he can give any indication as to the movement in the cost of living figures for the month of November, 1936, and the month of May, 1937?
§ Mr. E. Brown
According to the statistics compiled by my Department relating to the cost of maintaining unchanged the pre-War standard of living of working-class families, the average level of the cost of living of such families was approximately 51 per cent. above the pre-War level at 31st October and at 1st December, 1936, and 52 per cent. above the pre-War level at 1st May and at 1st June, 1937.