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Milk Production

Volume 21: debated on Friday 2 April 1982

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he is satisfied with present production levels in the United Kingdom milk sector.

Yes, Sir. Given the constraints arising, particularly from the current dairy surplus within

Percentage of income paid in income tax and national insurance contributions
Half average earningsThree-quarters average earningsAverage earningsOne and a half times average earningsTwice average earnings
TaxNICTaxNICTaxNICTaxNICTaxNIC
Single person
1981–8217·77·721·87·723·97·725·97·727·56·0
1982–8317·08·721·38·723·58·725·78·726·86·9
Married couple without children
1981–8210·87·717·27·720·47·723·67·725·26·0
1982–839·78·716·48·719·88·723·28·724·96·9
Married couple with one child*
1981–8210·17·216·47·419·77·523·07·624·85·9

the European Community, I believe that production levels within the United Kingdom milk sector have held up well, and that the prospects for the coming year are encouraging.