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Income And National Insurance Benefits

Volume 643: debated on Wednesday 5 July 1961

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer by how much, in monetary terms, each of the following forms of income, before tax, has increased from January, 1946, until the last convenient date, namely, rents, dividends and interest, National Insurance benefits, and wages and salaries.

Between 1946 and 1960 personal income from rent, dividends and interest rose by £1,127 million (90 per cent.), National Insurance benefits by £858 million (545 per cent.) and wages and salaries by £8,630 million (175 per cent.). All these figures are in monetary terms and before deducting taxes.