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Family Incomes

Volume 940: debated on Wednesday 30 November 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what percentage increase in gross pay would be necessary for a married couple with two children aged 14 and 12 years, and presently earning £50 per week, in order to produce the same increase in net weekly income from employment as they would have

TABLE I
Hospitals
St. Mary'sMiddlesexSt. George's Tooting
Numbers on waiting lists (first appointment)96066
Average waiting time2 weeks3 months11–12 weeks
AUDIOLOGISTS—
In Post—
Audiology Technicians2
Consultant Audiologists3 Sessions per week1
On Establishment—
Audiology Technicians32
Consultant Audiologists1
Kings College HospitalHospitals Royal National Throat, Nose & EarUniversity College Hospital
Numbers on waiting lists (first appointment)249940
Average waiting time2 weeks4 weeks4 weeks
AUDIOLOGISTS—
In Post—
Audiology Technicians2·2982
Consultant Audiologists2 sessions per week
On Establishment—
Audiology Technicians2·3102
Consultant Audiologists
TABLE II
These hospitals work on direct referral from their own Ear, Nose and Throat Clinics, and have no separate waiting list for hearing aid centres.
Hospitals
St. Thomas'Guy's
Average waiting time (first appointment at ENT Clinic)6 weeks1 week
AUDIOLOGISTS—
In Post—
Audiology Technicians24
Consultant Audiologists3 sessions per week
On Establishment—
Audiology Technicians2
Consultant Audiologists

received on 14th November from ( a) unemployment sickness benefit and ( b) supplementary benefit.