HC Deb 04 July 1919 vol 117 cc1275-6W

asked the Food Controller if he will give a list of the articles of food which have been so reduced in price that the cost of living has, in an ordinary Household, been reduced by 4s. 9d.per week?


A statement explaining the basis upon which the reduction of 4s. 9d. per week since the Armistice is computed has recently been published in the Press, and I am sending the hon.

Member a copy. As therein explained, this reduction refers to the cost of food to an average working-class family, assuming that the consumption has remained fairly constant. Changes in the price of articles other than food have not been brought into the calculation. The main foods showing a decline in price since the Armistice are meat, milk, eggs, fish, and cheese.