HC Deb 09 October 1924 vol 177 cc746-7W

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?


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:

Percentage Increase over July, 1914.
1st April 73
1st May 71
31st May 69
1st July 70
1st August 71
1st September 72
Statistics relating to 1st October are now being compiled and will be published towards the end of next week.