§ Sir George Young
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will express as a percentage of average industrial earnings 402W the level at which (a) a married man with three children under 11 years of age commences paying tax at the standard rate (b) a single man commences paying tax at the standard rate and (c) if he will give the corresponding figures for 1960, 1965 and 1970.
§ Mr. Robert Sheldon
The figures are as follows:
Standard or basic rate threshold for earned income as percentage of average earnings Year Single man Married man (3 children under 110 Per cent. Per cent 1960–61 … 86.8 154.7 1965–66 … 65.7 124.2 1970–71 … 28.6 64.0 1975–76 … 24.0 55.9