HC Deb 23 March 1976 vol 908 cc134-5W
Mr. Woodall

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will give for each year since 1970 overall average male gross weekly earnings, namely the figure of all adult male employees, manual and non-manual, whose pay was not affected by absence, as shown in the April New Earnings Survey, the corresponding

Average Gross Weekly Earnings(1) Tax National Insurance Contributions Net Weekly Income
April 1970 29.70 4.64 1.69 24.27
April 1971 33.00 4.75 1.70 27.45
April 1972 36.70 4.86 2.12 30.62
April 1973 41.90 6.41 2.44 33.95
April 1974 47.70 7.83 2.78 37.99
April 1975 60.80 12.50 3.34 46.46


(1) April New Earnings Survey figures for all adult male employees whose pay was not affected by absence.

(2) Gross weekly earnings as shown do not include family allowances, but the tax on the family allowance, and "clawback", have been taken into account in the calculations and the net weekly income includes the family allowance.

(3) The tax rates and allowances, and the rates of national insurance contributions, are those in force in April for the tax year commencing in that month. It has been assumed that the taxpayer is not "contracted out" of the graduated pension scheme.