HC Deb 21 July 1975 vol 896 c102W
Mr. D. E. Thomas

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is her latest estimate of the proportion of household expenditure devoted to housing, fuel, light and power, in each of the following in Great Britain, (i) all households, (ii) households with a head aged 65 years or over, and (iii) pensioner households including two adults.

Mr. Booth

I have been asked to reply.

The following is the available information from the Family Expenditure Survey for 1974. The figures are subject to sampling variations and, except for all households together, are available for the United Kingdom only.

Percentage household expenditure on:
Housing Fuel, light and power
Great Britain, all households 14 5
United Kingdom, all households 14 5
United Kingdom, households with head aged 65 and over 18 8
United Kingdom, all households with retired heads 19 8