HC Deb 24 February 1938 vol 332 c585W
Mr. Lunn

asked the Minister of Labour what were the cost-of-living figures in July, 1914, and during 1937?

Mr. E. Brown

The official cost-of-living index figures for each month of 3937, showing the average percentage increase as compared with July, 1914, in the cost of maintaining unchanged the prewar standard of living of working-class families, were as follow:

Date. Percentage Increase over July, 1914.
1st January 51
1st February 51
1st March 51
1st April 51
1st May 52
1st June 52
1st July 55
31st July 55
1st September 55
1st October 58
1st November 60
1st December 60

More detailed particulars will be found on page 5 of the issue of the "Ministry of Labour Gazette" for January, 1938. The corresponding figures for 1st January and 1st February, 1938, were 59 and 57, respectively.