HC Deb 26 January 1978 vol 942 c765W
29. Mr. Ralph Howell

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is his latest estimate of wage earners whose incomes are below the poverty line; and what percentage of them is income tax payers.

Mr. Joel Barnett

The Government do not accept that a simple poverty line can be drawn. If information about working families at different percentages of the supplementary benefit level is required, I would refer the hon. Member to the reply my right hon. Friend the Minister for Social Security gave my hon. Friend

Loans in the Percentage of loans United Kingdom payments to the Bank's:
United Kingdom in the Community (a) Capital (b) Reserves
1973 32.9 15 8
1974 79.9 18 15 8
1975 186.5 36½ 7.5 4
1976 258.9 38½ 5.34
1977 320.7 35 5.65

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