HC Deb 22 April 1975 vol 890 c254W
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

* Food, nationalised industries' price restraint, and the main transport subsidies.