HC Deb 07 December 1911 vol 32 c1767W

asked to what extent the prices of necessary materials for the building of railway plant and the working of railways in the United Kingdom has changed during the period 1888 to 1908?


The wholesale prices section of the Fourteenth Abstract of Labour Statistics (Cd. 5041), gives index numbers showing the course of prices of a large number of articles, including coal, metals, wood, oil, and other materials, during the period mentioned. If my hon. Friend desires further information I shall be glad to give whatever is available.