§ Mr. Newton
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will estimate the social wage for 1976–77 in terms comparable with the figures given in a Written Answer, 27th May 1976, Official Report, column 325; and if he will make a statement on how it was composed.
§ Mr. Joel Barnett:
The social wage in 1976–77 amounted to an estimated £1,460 per member of the United Kingdom 186W working population, made up as follows:
£ Social Security 441 Education and libraries, science and arts 314 Health and personal social services 281 Housing 195 Other environmental services 104 Law, order and protective services 80 Food and transport subsidies including concessionary fares 45 1,460
The figures are all provisional.