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Family Incomes

Volume 957: debated on Thursday 9 November 1978

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will now bring up to date the net weekly spending power figures published in reply to the hon. Member for Norfolk, North (Official Report 22nd November 1977 and 24th July 1978), showing the relative financial position in and out of work for each family grouping, on the assumption that earnings or previous earnings were £30. £35, £45, £55, £65, £75, £85, £95 and £105 per week, using the new rates of benefits and the new benefit levels due to take effect in November, assuming that the taxpayer is in each case contracted into the new State pension scheme, and including examples for a family with three children as well as for families with each of one, two and four children; and if he will also show in each case the maximum number of weeks for which tax refunds could be payable during sickness or unemployment.