asked the Chancellor of the Exhequer if he will update to 1981–82 the information on personal tax allowances provided in his reply of 7 March 1980 to the hon. Member for Birkenhead (Mr. Field) Official Report,c. 353–4.
[pursuant to his reply, Friday 11 December 1981.]: The previous answer referred to 1979–80. Later figures are as follows:
Weekly value of the personal allowance for those earning: multiple of average earnings
|Married (husband only working)||12·37||12·37||12·37||17·12||24·75||24·75|
|Married (both working)||20·31||20·31||20·58||19·13||29·09||31·73|
|Married (husband only working))||12·37||12·37||12·37||18·56||24·75||24·75|
|Married (both working||20·31||20·31||23·06||19·83||30·41||31·73|
Average earnings for the financial year 1980–81 are based on averages of the monthly estimates derived from new earnings survey data for full-time adult males or females (all occupations). For illustration, average earnings have been assumed to increase by 11¼ per cent between 1980–81 and 1981–82.