§ Mr. Ralph Howell
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will tabulate the components of the net weekly income of a man with a wife and two children under 11 years of age assuming a weekly wage of £30 per week and that the previous year's pay was at the same rates, showing relevant tax payments, repayments and any welfare benefits in the following circumstances, for a week's work after 39 weeks at the appropriate rate, when unemployed after 39 weeks' employment and when qualifying for earnings related benefit.
§ Mr. Nott
The information is as follows:
At work for week 40 of tax year Unemployed after 39 weeks at the appropriate rates and when qualifying for earnings related benefit (Week 42) £p £p Weekly wage 30.00 — Unemployment benefit including earnings related supplement — 21.20 Family allowance 0.90 0.90 Income tax repayment — 6.20 Income tax deducted 2.85 — National Insurance Contributions (including graduated pension) 1.90 — Net weekly income 26.15 28.30
The figures do not include any supplementary benefit that might be receivable during unemployment.