HC Deb 08 February 1973 vol 850 c160W
Mr. Wyn Roberts

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will publish separate tables for Wales, Scotland and England showing the annual percentage increase in real net income from October 1964 to October 1970, and from October 1970 to October 1972, of a family with two children aged six and 10 years, with earnings of £15, £20, £50, £100, and £200 per week, and of the national average, respectively, taking into account charges for school meals, milk and health charges.

Mr. Nott

For those families where the income is stated in money terms, the relevant figures are set out in the reply given by my hon. Friend the Chief Secretary to my hon. Friend the Member for Norfolk, North (Mr. Ralph Howell) on 22nd December 1972, since the tax and benefit rates are the same throughout the United Kingdom.—[Vol. 848, c.497.] For the family on national average earnings, the information relating to England, Scotland and Wales is as follows: