§ Sir F. Sanderson
asked the Minister of Labour how long he contemplates using the official cost-of-living index figures based upon the level of July, 1914, namely, 27 years ago; and, in view of the fact that the average men and women engaged on actual service in this war were not born at that time, will he consider basing the official cost-of-living index figures on a year nearer approximating the adult life of the present generation?
§ Mr. Assheton
I would refer my hon. Friend to the reply given to a Question on this subject by the hon. Member for Rom-ford (Mr. Parker) on 6th February.