HC Deb 27 February 1941 vol 369 c649W
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.

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