HC Deb 31 January 1949 vol 460 cc194-5W
Viscount Hinchingbrooke

asked the Minister of Food what was the average weekly expenditure during 1948 on food by the average urban working class family.

Mr. Strachey

The average expenditure on food consumed in the home only in 1948 by urban working class families as shown by the Ministry's Family Food Survey, covering all calendar months except February, March and December, was £2 7s. per week. This represented 13s. 2d. per head per week.