HC Deb 30 November 1949 vol 470 c1141
43. Mr. Dumpleton

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies on what basis the cost-of-living index in British Honduras is calculated; and why the cost of clothing is not included.

Mr. Creech Jones

The index is based on normal principles following a survey carried out in British Honduras in 1942 and includes food, rent, clothing, fuel, light and washing, and other expenditure.

Mr. Dumpleton

Will my right hon. Friend look at this to make sure that the cost-of-living index really represents the cost of living, for there is a feeling in the territory that it does not?

Mr. Creech Jones

Clothing was the point mentioned in my hon. Friend's Question, and in any case there is a regular complete revision of the cost of living in order to get a proper index figure.

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