HC Deb 02 July 1942 vol 381 cc481-2
7. Mr. Banfield

asked the Minister of Labour the effect on the cost of living index figure of an increase of ½d. on the price of the 4 lb. loaf?

Mr. Bevin

An increase of ½d. per 4 lb. in the price of bread would raise the cost-of-living index figure by approximately three-fourths of a point.