HC Deb 19 November 1971 vol 826 c236W
Mr. Mackintosh

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will publish tables showing the net income of a single man, a married man with two children and a married man with four children who earns £15, £16, £17 and so on up to £25 a week gross pay, taking into consideration any increase or decrease due to, respectively, family income supplement, income tax, payments for school meals, the rent rebates due under the proposed housing legislation and the average rate rebate payable to families under these circumstances.

Mr. Patrick Jenkin

No. The interaction of these various factors is a complex one. The results would vary considerably according to the particular circumstances of individual families; to make arbitrary assumptions about these could well be misleading for those in different circumstances.