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Personal Incomes, Consumers' Goods And Services

Volume 498: debated on Tuesday 8 April 1952

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer the percentage by which personal incomes have increased between 1946 and the latest convenient stated date, after payment of taxes; and the percentage by which prices of consumers' goods and services have risen during the same period.

It is estimated that personal incomes after payment of direct taxes increased by 31 per cent. between 1946 and 1951, and that the prices of consumers' goods and services generally increased by 32 per cent. during the same period.