asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what were the net weekly incomes after tax of single men and of married couples with one and two children earning approximately the national average wage in the first quarter of 1977; and what will be their net weekly incomes after tax and child benefit at the same level of earnings in accordance with the initial changes proposed in his Budget.
, pursuant to his reply [Official Report, 5th April 1977; Vol. 929, c. 423], gave the following information:
|NET WEEKLY INCOME AFTER TAX|
|At 1976–1977 tax rates||At 1977–1978* tax rates|
|Married couple with one child not over 11||60·35||61·59†|
|Married couple with two children not over 11||62·99†||64·23†|
|* After the initial changes proposed in the Budget.|
|† Includes family allowance for 1976–77 and child benefit for 1977–78.|