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Volume 82: debated on Monday 8 July 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will estimate for the latest available date the total known annual amount of income received by individuals and of this how much is paid (a) in wages and salaries to employees, (b) through other forms of remuneration deriving from employment, (c) from the profits of or remuneration of self-employment, (d) by way of interest, dividends and other benefits of investments, (e) in non-state pensions, annuities, and similar payments, (f) in social security benefits including the remission of rent or rates through housing benefit, free prescriptions, and similar remissions and (g) in any other way.

The most recent comprehensive information on the sources of gross income received by individuals in private households is given in table 21 of the report on family expenditure survey for 1983. A copy is in the Library.