asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will publish a table, for the years 1959, 1979 and the latest for which figures are available, showing net income at average male manual earnings for a single-wage married man with wife and two children aged (a) two and six years and (b) 15 and 17 years, as a percentage of the net income of a single person on the same wage; and if he can show a comparable figure for a typical pre-war year.
The information requested is as follows:
|Net income* of average male manual earnings for single wage man with wife and two children as a percentage of the net income of a single person on the same wage|
|Date||Married couple with 2 children aged (2 & 6) as a percentage of single person||Married couple with 2 children aged (15 & 17) as a percentage of single person|
|* Net income derives from estimates of average gross weekly earnings of male manual workers less tax and national insurance contributions at the non-contracted out insurance rates plus child support/child benefit.|