HC Deb 08 May 1936 vol 311 cc2025-6W

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he will give the general index number of the prices of agricultural produce as calculated by the Ministry for the last convenient month and the comparable figures for the same month in 1930 and 1931?


The information is as follows:

Year. General Index No.
(April) (100 equals average of April prices in 1911 to 1913),
1930 137
1931 123
1936 123 or
129 allowing for deficiency payments under the Wheat Act and the subsidy payable under the Cattle Industry (Emergency Provisions) Act.