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Germany (Cost Of Living)

Volume 154: debated on Tuesday 30 May 1922

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asked the Minister of Labour whether his attention has been called to page 235 of the "Labour Gazette" for May, 1922, which contains statistics showing that in July last the percentage increase on the cost of living in Germany as compared with July, 1914, stood at 863, whereas the latest figures available show that on 22nd March of this year the percentage figure has risen to 2,202; and if he will state from what authoritative sources these figures are compiled, and can he give the figures for April?

Yes, Sir. The figures quoted are extracted from the official journal of the Gorman Federal Department of Statistics, by whom they are compiled. The corresponding figure for April is 3,075.