§ 12. Mr. Ernest Davies
asked the President of the Board of Trade what has been the percentage rise in wholesale prices compared with the immediate prewar period.
§ Mr. Walker-Smith
No single measure of the changes in wholesale prices is now calculated; it is, however, estimated that for basic materials (other than fuel) used in non-food manufacturing industry, prices rose by approximately 440 per cent. between 1938 and February, 1956.