HC Deb 07 March 1922 vol 151 c1100W

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will inform the House as to the exact method adopted by his Department in ascertaining the cost of living as published from time to time; and is he prepared to suggest any improvement on the present system?


I have been asked to reply. The official figures relating to the changes in the cost of living are prepared in the Ministry of Labour, and a full account of the method by which they are compiled was given in the "Labour Gazette" for February, 1921. I am sending the hon. Member a copy of that account.

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