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Retail Prices

Volume 478: debated on Wednesday 25 October 1950

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asked the Minister of Food whether he will give a list of the retail prices for the principal foodstuffs at the latest convenient date, together with a list of prices prevailing in 1945.

CommodityUnitRetail Price at 20/10/45Retail Price at 20/10/50
Bacon (Smoked in Slices)1 lb.1s. 5d to 2s. 4d.1s. 8d. to 3s. 1d.
(Prices for green bacon 1d. per lb. less)
Bread3½ lbs.8d.11d.
Butter1 lb.1s. 8d.2s. 0d.
Cheese (Ration)1 lb.1s. 1d.1s. 2d.
Eggs (Shell)1 doz.1s. 6d. to 2s. 0d.*2s. 6d. to 4s. 6d.
Flour (Plain and National)7 lbs.1s. 5½d.1s. 9d.
Flour (Self-Raising)7 lbs.2s. 0½d.2s. 4d.
Margarine (Special)1 lb.9d.10d.
Meat (Scrag End of Mutton to Rump or Fillet Steak)1 lb.4d. to 2s. 2d.8d. to 2s. 8d.
Milk, Ordinary (whether Pasteurised or not)1 quart9d.10d.
Potatoes7 lbs.7d. to 10d.9d. to 1s. 1d
Sugar (Granulated)1 lb.4d.5d.
Teat†1 lb.2s. 6d. to 3s. 6d.2s. 10d. to 3s. 10d.
* These are peak prices. Prices are now adjusted throughout the year according to seasonal supplies. The lowest prices in 1950 were from 1s. 6d. to 3s. 0d.
† A small proportion of high quality teas, less than 2 per cent. of the total, sold at prices higher than 3s. 6d. and 3s. 10d., respectively.