§ Mr. Mackintosh
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will publish tables showing the effect on the weekly payments and receipts, each type of payment or receipt to be shown separately, of a rise in weekly gross income from full-time employment from £15 to £16 and so on for increments of £1 up to a weekly gross income of £25 for the types of family and on the assumptions set out in the letter from the hon. Member for Berwick and East Lothian.
§ Mr. Patrick Jenkin
No. The assumptions set out in the hon. Member's letter are arbitrary and, as I said in my answer to the hon. Member on 19th November, to base benefit tables on arbitrary assumptions could well he misleading for those in different circumstances. I am writing to the hon. Member in reply to his letter.—[Vol. 826, c.236.]