HC Deb 05 February 1976 vol 904 c754W
Miss Richardson

asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many married women, in couples where both husband and wife are in employment, are earning more than their husbands.

Mr. Booth,

pursuant to his reply [Official Report, 19th January 1976; Vol. 903, c. 371], circulated the following information:

From the Family Expenditure Survey of 1974 it is estimated that among all the households in the United Kingdom in which the husband and wife were in regular employment, there were about 5 per cent. in which the wife's normal earnings before tax exceeded those of her husband. This figure is subject to some sampling error.