HC Deb 22 March 1911 vol 23 c572W

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will state the reason why, in the prices of bread, wheat and flour given in the "Labour Gazette" for February for twenty-seven of the principal towns, the city of Sheffield is not included; and whether he will give directions that it be included in future issues?


The object of the table referred to is to give the price at which the bulk of the bread consumed is obtained, and as it is customary in Sheffield for most of the bread consumed there to be made at home, any shop prices quoted would probably relate to special qualities of bread, and such prices would not be comparable with those for towns in which bread is more generally bought.