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Prison Officers (Grading)

Volume 974: debated on Tuesday 27 November 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what additional costs will arise following the Government's decision to implement the May inquiry's recommendations about pay for governor and prison officer grades.

It is estimated that the cost will be £6·1 million in the current financial year. To meet this increased

NUMBER OF FAMILIES THEORETICALLY SUBJECT TO "MARGINAL TAX RATES" OF 50 PER CENT. OR MORE
Great Britain December 1977
Range of marginal tax rates (per cent.)Number of one-parent families theoretically affectedNumber of two-parent families theoretically affectedTotal numbers of families theoretically affected
50 but less than 75[30,000]130,000150,000
75 but less than 100[30,000][30,000]60,000
100 and over[—][50,000][50,000]
Notes
1. The estimates in the table, which are rounded to the nearest 10,000, are based on a Department of Health and Social Security analysis of incomes and other information recorded by respondents to the 1977 family expenditure survey. They are subject to statistical error; the figures in square brackets in particular are subject to considerable proportionate statistical error.
2. Only the population living in private households is covered. Institutions etc. are not included in the samples for the family expenditure survey.
3. Higher rate taxpayers have been excluded from the table.