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Married Women (Earnings Statistics)

Volume 35: debated on Monday 17 January 1983

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what percentages of married women (a) with dependent children and (b) without dependent children are estimated to earn on average during 1982–83 (i) below £30 per week, (ii) more than £30 but less than £40 per week and (iii) more than £40 but less than £50 per week.

I regret that the information for 1982–83 is not yet available. Estimates based on the sample of households covered in the family expenditure survey for 1981 are as follows:

£ billion
Home productionImportsExportsUnited Kingdom consumption
Industrial raw materials*1313
Fossil fuels†13513½
Total of above14816½
* Comprising: Hides, skins and furs; oilseeds; crude non-synthetic rubber; cork and wood; non-synthetic textile fibres; crude fertilisers and minerals; metalliferous ores and scrap.
† Comprising: Coal, crude petroleum and natural gas.