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Children's Clothing and Household Goods (Prices)

Oral Answers to Questions — Employment – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 9th May 1957.

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Photo of Mrs Jean Mann Mrs Jean Mann , Coatbridge and Airdrie 12:00 am, 9th May 1957

asked the Minister of Labour if he will state the percentage increases in the prices of children's clothing and footwear between 1951 and 1956; and how this compares with increases in household durable goods.

Photo of Mr Iain Macleod Mr Iain Macleod , Enfield West

Between December, 1951, and December, 1956, the average level of prices of children's clothing rose by about 1 per cent. and the average for children's footwear fell by about 3 per cent. During the same period there was an average rise of about 4½ per cent. in the prices of household durable goods.