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Family Incomes

Volume 886: debated on Thursday 20 February 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is the net weekly spending power, after taking into account income tax, national insurance contributions, rent, rates, family allowances and selective benefits, of a man with a wife and three children earning a gross weekly wage of £40, £50, £60, £100 and £200, respectively; and what percentage increase in his gross wage would be necessary today in order to raise this net weekly spending power by 20 per cent.

On the assumptions in the hon. Member's Question a family with three children aged 4, 8 and 12 years would have a net weekly spending power as set out in the second column of the