asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer the increased war-time cost to old age pensioners of their normal consumption of tea, tobacco and beer?
I am afraid I have no data as to normal consumption by old age pensioners or any other special class of consumers. Prices commonly charged for the commodities in question before the war and at present are as follow:
|Tea, per lb.||2||4||2||10|
|Cheaper pipe tobacco, per oz.||9½||2||2½|
|Smaller sized cigarettes per packet of 10||4½||10½|
|Beer (draught), per pint||6||1||0|