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Personal Incomes

Volume 927: debated on Wednesday 2 March 1977

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if, pursuant to his reply of 16th December 1976, he will now update the table he then published in the Official Report in answer to a Question from the hon. Member for Chingford which showed changes in the real take-home pay of an average worker.

pursuant to his reply [Official Report, 21st February 1977; Vol. 926, c. 421], gave the following information:The revised figures are as follows:

Real Take-home pay at December 1976 prices
£ per week
December 197360·72
December 197462·96
December 197558·32
December 197656·92
The figures have been calculated on the same basis as those given in reply to the hon. Member's previous Question on 16th December 1976—[Vol. 922, c. 785–6]—except that the average earnings figure and the price index now relate to December 1976.