§ Mr. Biffen
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what was the percentage increase in the fourth quarter of 1971 over the corresponding period in 1970 for total company income, gross trading profits and employee earnings, respectively.
§ Mr. Nott
The information is as follows:
Percentage increase 4th quarter 1971 over 4th quarter 1970 Total company income* 10.2 Gross trading profits of companies† 11.3 Income from employement of which: 9.4 wages and salaries 9.3 * Gross trading profits, rent and other non-trading income and income from abroad. †Before providing for depreciation and stock appreciation.