HC Deb 29 November 1937 vol 329 c1713W
Mr. Lambert

asked the Minister of Labour what is the increase in the cost of living since July, 1914, specifying the increases in food, rent, clothing, coal, fuel and light?

Mr. E. Brown

At 1st November, 1937, the official cost-of-living index number showed the following average percentage increases over the level of July, 1914: food, 46; rent (including rates), 59; clothing, 110; coal, 95; fuel and light (including coal), 80; all items included, 60, Further details are given on page 454 of the November issue of the "Ministry of Labour Gazette."