HC Deb 11 March 1948 vol 448 cc1416-7
56. Major Bruce

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer the value of consumer goods purchased in the United Kingdom at 1938 prices per head of the population for the years 1945, 1946 and 1947, respectively.

Mr. Jay

The value of personal expenditure on consumers' goods and services at 1938 prices was estimated, in table 26 of Cmd. 7099, at £3,938 millions and £4,296 millions in 1945 and 1946, respectively. A comparable figure for 1947 is not yet available, but will be published in the next White Paper on national income and expenditure.

Major Bruce

Can my hon. Friend say when that White Paper will be published?

Mr. Jay

It is usually published at the time of the Budget.

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