HC Deb 05 April 1971 vol 815 cc39-40W
100. Mr. Ralph Howell

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is the total net weekly income of a man with a wife and two children under 11 years of age, assuming a weekly wage of £15, £20, £25 and £30, respectively, and that the previous year's pay was at the same rates, allowing for relevant tax repayments and any welfare benefits in the following circumstances: for a week's work after 13 weeks at the appropriate rate and when unemployed after 13 weeks' employment and when qualifying for earnings-related supplement.

Mr. Patrick Jenkin

The figures based on the 1971–72 position for income tax are:

Weekly Wage Net income for one week at work after thirteen weeks at work Net income for the first week of unemployment for which earnings-related unemployment benefit paid
£ £
£15 14.72 13.45
£20 19.21 15.15
£25 22.55 22.55
£30 25.55 23.90

(1) Net income has been calculated on the basis that the period of 13 weeks at work is the first 13 weeks of 1971–72. Because earnings-related unemployment benefit is not paid for the first 12 days of unemployment the figures in the right hand column are those for week 16 of 1971–72.

(2) Family allowance of £0.90 and, where appropriate, National Insurance (including graduated pension) contributions and income tax have been taken into account in the figures, but not the possibility that some supplementary benefit payment might be made during unemployment, or that Family Income Supplement might be payable to the man earning £15 per week after August, 1971.