§ Sir G. Sinclair
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will give a break-down of the components of the £1,000 social wage to which he referred in his Budget speech.
§ Mr. Joel Barnett
The components of the social wage in 1974–75. as broadly estimated in the Budget speech, were:
£ Social security 270 Education, libraries science and arts 210 Health and personal social services 180 Housing 160 Other environmental services 70 Law, order and other protective services 50 Certain subsidies in other programmes* 60 £1000
* Food, nationalised industries' price restraint, and the main transport subsidies.