HC Deb 28 February 1921 vol 138 c1449W
Commander BELLAIRS

asked the Minister of Labour the index number of the cost of living in this country on 11th November, 26th November, and for the latest available date?


The returns of prices which form the basis of the index number prepared in this Department relate to the first day of each month. I am unable, therefore, to give figures for the 11th and 26th November; but at 1st November the index number showed a rise, as compared with July, 1914, of 176 per cent., and the corresponding percentages at 1st December, 1st January and 1st February were 169, 165 and 151 respectively.