Dáil Éireann - Volume 178 - 18 November, 1959
Written Answers. - Price of Sugar.
Dr. Browne Dr. Browne
76. Dr. Browne asked the Taoiseach  if he will state the percentage increase in the price of sugar per pound between 1932 and 1939, 1939 and 1944, 1944 and 1951 and 1951 and 1959, and the net increase in the price per pound between 1932 and 1959.
The Taoiseach Seán F. Lemass
The Taoiseach: The following statement shows the percentage change in the national average retail price of sugar per pound as ascertained for the calculation of the Consumer Price Index Numbers.
The actual increase in the price per pound between August 1932 and August 1959 was 4.60d.
It will, of course, be appreciated that the downward movement in prices between August 1944 and August 1951, and the upward movement between August 1951, and August 1959, were affected by the introduction and withdrawal of the sugar subsidy.
Dáil Éireann 178 Written Answers. Price of Sugar.