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Personal Incomes And Taxation

Volume 928: debated on Monday 21 March 1977

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer in which of the countries listed in the answer to the hon. Member for Braintree (Mr. Newton) on 10th March 1977 average earnings are below those in the United Kingdom and in which average earnings are more than (a) 25 per cent. and (b) 50 per cent. higher than in the United Kingdom for the periods given in the answer.

I will let the right hon. Member have a reply as soon as possible.

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will give for 1946, 1951, 1956, 1961, 1966, 1971, 1975 and 1976 overall average male manual gross weekly earnings, namely the figure for male manual employees as shown in the October earnings survey, the corresponding amount a married man with two children under 11 years of age would have paid in income tax and national insurance contributions and net income after tax and national insurance con tributions including family allowance.

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is the maximum increase in salary which a person earning £8,500 at the time when this limit on increases was introduced could have earned since 1st March 1974 under the various incomes policies; and, allowing for in flation, by how much his real income after tax would have fallen since that date, assuming that he was married with two children.

, pursuant to his reply [Official Report, 18th March 1977; Vol. 928, c. 349–50], gave the following information:I regret that estimates cannot be made for the higher income levels without knowledge of the change in such incomes over the whole of the period in question. Information on the movements of such incomes over the whole period since 1st March 1974 is not available separately for individuals or for particular levels of income.