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Poverty Trap

Volume 14: debated on Tuesday 8 December 1981

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what composition of families and family income levels fall within the poverty trap; and how the numbers of families have increased over the last five years in numerical terms and as a percentage of all families.

Estimated supplies for human consumption in the United Kingdom in 1980 (a) ('000 tonnes)Average producer price in 1980 (£/ tonne)Levy applicable on 23 November 1981 to United Kingdom imports from third countries (£/tonne)
Common wheat4808 (b)98·8646·87
Sugar227827·90 (c)185·43 (d)
Beef and veal1185762·5 (g)959·1 (e)
Mutton and lamb4231257·0 (g)(f)
Pork703866·4 (g)250·54 (h)
Bacon and ham510866·4 (g)320·71 (i)
Poultrymeat756911·0 (j)147·72 (k)
liquid7264 m.litres12·81 p/litre (1)
butter327903·59 (m)
cheese3361154·84 (n)

I shall let the right hon. Gentleman have such information as is available as soon as possible.