Oral Answers to Questions — Cost of Living Index.

– in the House of Commons on 2nd July 1942.

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Photo of Mr John Banfield Mr John Banfield , Wednesbury

asked the Minister of Labour the effect on the cost of living index figure of an increase of ½d. on the price of the 4 lb. loaf?

Photo of Mr Ernest Bevin Mr Ernest Bevin , Wandsworth Central

An increase of ½d. per 4 lb. in the price of bread would raise the cost-of-living index figure by approximately three-fourths of a point.