§ Mr. MacGregor
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what will be the increase in net take-home pay after August 1977 as compared with March 1977 of a married man with two children under 11 and one child aged between 11 and 16, earning gross £30, £40, £50, £60 and £70, respectively, resulting from child benefit and the tax changes in the current Finance Bill, including the amendment on the married personal allowance carried by Standing Committee D on 14th June, and on the assumption that his gross income will be increased by 10 per cent. after August.529W
§ Mr. Robert Sheldon,
pursuant to his reply [Official Report, 20th June 1977; Vol. 933, c. 323–4], gave the following information:
The figures are as follows:
Gross weekly earnings in March 1977 Increase in net weekly income after August 1977 £ £ 30 3.82 40 3.91 50 4.51 60 5.10 70 5.69
The figures shown for the increases in net weekly income are based on a 10 per cent. increase in gross earnings between March 1977 and August 1977 and take account of family allowance and child benefit.