§ Mr. Sillars
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what would be the income of an unemployed building worker, who had earned the average earnings of that industry, in his twelfth week of unemployment, if he had a wife and two children aged under 11 years; and what his income would be if his benefits were taxed at present rates applied to those in employment.
§ Mr. Robert Sheldon
For the answer to the first part, I would refer the hon. Member to the reply given to him by the Minister for Social Security on 13th December 1976. In addition to the benefits mentioned in that reply, the taxpayer would also be entitled to a tax refund of £10.50 in that week.—[Vol. 922, c.497–98.]
The answer to the second part of the Question depends on the amount of benefits received, but if applied to benefits of £39.27 tax would amount to £2.75.