HC Deb 09 May 1950 vol 475 cc43-4W
84. Mr. Watkinson

asked the President of the Board of Trade what is the percentage rise in the cost of the import prices of raw materials and manufactured goods since September, 1949.

Mr. Rhodes

The Board of Trade index numbers of import prices (in terms of sterling) showed increases between September, 1949, and March, 1950, of 22 per cent. for raw materials, and 17£ per cent. for manufactured goods

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