HC Deb 20 January 1977 vol 924 c313W
Mr. Stanley

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what were (a) average earnings and (b) average industrial earning after tax for a married man with two children on 1st March 1974 and on the latest date for which figures are available.

Mr. Robert Sheldon

, pursuant to his reply [Official Report, 19th January 1977], gave the following information:

Assuming that neither child is over 11 years of age, the information is as follows:

Net weekly earnings after tax in
Mar. 1974 £ Aug. 1976 £
Average earnings (1) 39.27 59.67
Average industrial earnings (2) 36.40 55.12

(1) (2) Based on the New Earnings Survey estimates of the average earnings in April 1973 and April 1976 of

(1) full-time male workers aged 21 and over in all occupations, and

(2) full-time male manual workers aged 21 and over, updated by the monthly index of average earnings for March 1974 and August 1976 (the latest available).