§ 85. Mr. J. Johnson
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what has been the increase in the cost of living in Nigeria since 1949 to the last convenient date; and what comparable rises have taken place in minimum wage rates.
§ Mr. Lyttelton
Reliable figures for the rise in the cost of living in Nigeria since 1949 are not available. Nor are statistics of changes in wage rates generally, but Government wages, which have an important 59W influence on the general level of wages, have risen on an average by 30 per cent. since 1946.