§ Mr. Sorensen
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what rise in the cost of living has taken place in Nigeria during the past 12 months; and what 161W has been the corresponding increase in wages as well as Civil Service salaries
§ Mr. J. Griffiths
No index number is at present published. Wage increases of approximately 15 per cent. were granted to Africans in the larger commercial firms in 1949. In April of this year the basic salaries of civil servants were temporarily increased by 10 per cent. for the senior Service and 12½ per cent. for the junior Service.