HC Deb 01 May 1972 vol 836 cc59-60W
Mr. Ralph Howell

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if, in order to show the extent of the wages gap, he will give tables of the net weekly income of a man with a wife and two children under 11 years of age, formerly earning £15, £20, £25, £30, £35 and £40 per week, respectively, allowing for any welfare benefits, to show by how much his net income is increased or decreased when he receives a pay increase of £2, £3 and £4 per week, respectively.

Mr. Patrick Jenkin:

No. I would refer my hon. Friend to the answers I gave on 19th November and 8th December, 1971, to similar Questions by the hon. Member for Berwick and East Lothian (Mr. Mackintosh).

able for all countries. The table therefore shows two columns for public sector investment (a) including public enterprises and (b) excluding public enterprises. There is some duplication between the figures in column (a) and those for "industrial" investment. Figures for 1971 are not yet available for the Common Market countries.