HC Deb 09 November 1937 vol 328 cc1579-80
43. Sir Nicholas Grattan-Doyle

asked the President of the Board of Trade how the figures relating to wholesale and retail prices and employment issued in the monthly bulletin of the League of Nations are compiled; and. in particular, what is the method of checking the statistical basis on which the index numbers are compiled?

Mr. Stanley

I would refer my hon. Friend to the explanatory notes appended to the respective tables in the League of Nations Bulletin.

Sir N. Grattan-Doyle

Is my right hon. Friend satisfied that these figures are reliable?

Mr. Stanley

It will be seen that in some cases it is not said that the figures are reliable, but that they are compiled by the Government authorities in each country.