HC Deb 02 February 1953 vol 510 c1477
57. Mr. Wiley

asked the Minister of Food to what extent in the investigations of the National Food Survey and the statements made thereupon, adjustments are made in the various social or income groups to take account of increased wage and salary rates.

Major Lloyd George

No adjustment has been made since 1950 in the income limits used to define the social groups into which households are classified.

Mr. Willey

Will the right hon. and gallant Gentleman see that these adjustments are made, and will he agree that until they are made references to the income groups are misleading?

Major Lloyd George

I would agree with that, but frequent revision is impracticable. In the investigation this year, however, that is to be taken into account.