§ Sir A. STEEL-MAITLAND
asked the Minister of Labour if she will furnish a table showing the average level in 1929 of rates of wages of earnings and of real wages for the following countries: Great Britain, Australia, Canada, France, 1393W Germany, Italy, Belgium, Denmark, Sweden, Austria, Czechoslovakia, the Netherlands, Japan, and the United States?
§ Miss BONDFIELD
Comparisons of real wages in June-July, 1929, in most of the countries specified, prepared by the International Labour Office, are given in the issues of the International Labour Review, the journal of the International Labour Office, for October and December, This information (together with a statement of the important reservations to which the figures are subject), except that relating to Canada, Germany and Italy, is contained in an article in the "Ministry of Labour Gazette" for October, 1929, of which I am sending the right hon. Gentleman a copy. The figures for the above countries, published in December, are as follow:
Country. Index Numbers of Real Wages. Index Numbers of the Cost of the Budget. Canada … 171 120 Germany … 71 114 Italy … 42 125 Corresponding figures for Belgium, Czechoslovakia and Japan are not available.