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Households (Statistics)

Volume 124: debated on Friday 18 December 1987

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To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will provide figures for 1979 and 1985 showing, on an equivalent income basis, the proportion of each of the following household types in each quintile of (a) original and (b) post-tax income, as defined in the

United Kingdom expenditure under the main farm capital grant schemes in 1986–87
United KingdomLess favoured areasNon-less favoured areas
£ million£ million£ million
Agriculture Improvement Scheme22·918·24·7
Farm/Agriculture and Horticulture Development Schemes51·426·425·0
Agriculture and Horticulture Grant Scheme37·622·914·7
Northern Ireland Agricultural Development Programme9·19·1
TOTAL121·076·644·4

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what was the rate of take-up of each

annual articles in Economic Trends on the effects of taxes and benefits (i) one adult with children, (ii) two adults with children (iii) non-retired without children and (iv) retired.

[holding answer 17 December 1987]: I regret that the information requested is not readily available and estimates could be made only at disproportionate cost.However, some of the information, not adjusted to an equivalent income basis, may be found in the

Economic Trends articles to which the hon. Member refers. The proportion of the household types listed in each quintile group of both original and post-tax income in 1985 may be calculated from the information given in table 7 of the appendix to the article published in the November 1986 edition of Economic Trends. Similar data for 1979 are given in table 7 of appendix 3 to the article published in the January 1981 edition, but based on original income only; post-tax was introduced as a separate income definition for the first time in the December 1984 article. Some analysis of incomes in 1985 adjusted to an equivalent income basis was published in Economic Trends in July 1987; however this was based on disposable income rather than original or post-tax income.