§ Mr. Joel Barnett
The table below gives estimates of the social wage in England, Scotland and Wales in the current and three preceding financial years. The figures are at constant 1977 survey prices and are based on the public expenditure White Paper Cmnd. 7049. The social wage comprises expenditure on housing, other environmental services, law, order and protective services, education and libraries, science and arts, 791W health and personal social services, social security, food and transport subsidies and concessionary fares.
Social wage in Great Britain: £ per head of the working population, at constant 1977 Survey prices 1975–76 1,532 1976–77 1,514 1977–78 1,486 1978–79 1,521