HC Deb 11 February 1980 vol 978 c474W
Mr. Ralph Howell

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will compare the net spending power in work and during the first 12 months of unemployment for a married man with two children age 10 and 14 years, previous earnings £5,000 per annum, with a £10,000 mortgage repayable over 25 years, with rates of £250, work expenses of £5 per week, and who became unemployed in week 26 of the current financial year.

Mrs. Chalker

I regret that meaningful comparisons spanning 12-month periods could not be provided without disproportionate expense.