§ Sir W. Smithers
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if, taking the purchasing power of the £ in 1900 as 100, he will state the corresponding figure at the latest available date; and the figure calculated for the whole field of personal expenditure.
§ Mr. Dalton
According to the best calculations available, the figure for July, 1945, is 44. Calculated over the whole field of personal expenditure, the figure for July, 1945, would probably be about 39.