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Household Income

Volume 984: debated on Friday 9 May 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will list the percentage of income spent on food and fuel, excluding housing, for an average household; and how this compares with the expenditure of pensioner households.

The family expenditure survey for 1978 showed that the percentage of total expenditure on food and fuel was as follows:

SchemesAdultsYoung people
Youth opportunities programme1942194
Special temporary employment programme37587
Community industry3426