§ Mr. Norman Lamont
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is the total amount paid by an average family—two adults and two children—earning £50 or less a week, in VAT, based on the proportions of family expenditure in the 1974 Family Expenditure Survey.
§ Mr. Robert Sheldon
Information in the precise form asked for is not readily available. The average amount of VAT paid by households of two adults and two children with income before taxes and benefits of £50 a week or less is about £1.40 a week.