Sir H. SAMUEL
asked the President of the Board of Trade by what percentage the cost of living has fallen in the last five years; and whether any estimate can be formed of the total saving in expenditure upon the commodities concerned which has accrued to the consumers?
§ Miss BONDFIELD
The Ministry of Labour cost-of-living index number has shown a fall of 10 per cent. since June, 1925. I regret that I am unable to form the estimate referred to in the last part of the question.