§ Mr. Meacher
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer, regarding his answer on take-home pay on 30th January, columns 121–122, what he estimates to be the appropriate figures at each income level for the year to October 1973; and what are the criteria on which each of his revised figures for this year are based.
§ Mr. Nott,
pursuant to his reply, [OFFICIAL REPORT, 7th February 1974; Vol. 868, c. 381], gave the following information:
The information about increases at different earnings levels is not sufficient to enable an adequate estimate to be made. But there is no doubt that higher incomes have increased less than lower incomes.