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Take-Home Pay

Volume 131: debated on Thursday 14 April 1988

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74.

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what pay increase a married man with two children on average earnings would need to maintain his real take-home pay unchanged between 1987–88 and 1988–89.

90.

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what pay increase a married man with two children on average earnings would need to maintain his real take- home pay unchanged between 1987–88 and 1988–89.

After his income tax reductions, a pay increase of 2 per cent. would be more than enough to maintain his real take-home pay.

89.

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer by how much in real terms he expects take-home pay for a married man with two children on average earnings to have risen between 1978–79 and 1988–89.

I expect his real take-home pay to have risen by 27½ between 1978–79 and 1988–89, compared with about ½per cent. between 1973–74 and 1978–79 under the Labour Government.