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Standard Of Living

Volume 934: debated on Thursday 30 June 1977

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer when the standard of living of the average industrial worker last declined over a period of more than two and a half years.

The earliest date for which reliable figures are available is 1946. Since then there has been no period of two and a half years over which the standard of living of the industrial worker on average earnings has declined continuously.