HC Deb 17 May 1956 vol 552 cc182-3W
22. Mr. G. M. Thomson

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer the average percentage increase since 1949 in wages and salaries, dividends and ordinary shares, and the share value of ordinary shares.

Sir E. Boyle

Between 1949 and 1955 wages and salaries increased by 54 per cent. Ordinary dividends paid by companies which were not nationalised at any time during the period increased between 1949 and 1955 by 73 per cent. There are no official statistics which measure the changes in the prices of ordinary shares.

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