§ Sir J. PENNEFATHER
asked the President of the Board of Trade the index figure of the cost of living when the Budget was passed last May; and what that figure now is?
§ Mr. SHAW
I have been asked to reply. The Ministry of Labour cost of living index figures for each date of compilation from 1st April to 1st September have been as shown below:
Statistics relating to 1st October are now being compiled and will be published towards the end of next week.747W
Percentage Increase over July, 1914. 1st April … 73 1st May … 71 31st May … 69 1st July … 70 1st August … 71 1st September … 72