HC Deb 22 February 1980 vol 979 cc635-7W
Sir Brandon Rhys Williams

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will publish figures comparing the net weekly incomes of single non-householders, single householders, single-wage married copies, two-wage married couples, single-wage married couples with two children

revenue deficits were written off for these industries between these years (a) in money terms and (b) in 1979 survey prices; and what was, for each nationalised industry, the cost of the above in money terms and at 1979 survey prices per family in the United Kingdom.

Mr. Biffen

[pursuant to his reply, 25 February 1980]: Nationalised industries' public expenditure as defined in Cmnd. 7439 included all finance provided to them by the Government in the form of grants, loans and issues of public dividend or other capital. In addition, the public expenditure planning total included net overseas and market borrowing—other than short-term—by the industries. Details for the period 1974–75 to 1978–79 are set out in the following table:

aged 8 and 12 years, two-wage married couples with two children aged 8 and 12 years, single-wage married couples with four children aged 6, 8, 12 and 14 years and two-wage married couples with four children aged 6, 8, 12 and 14 years, earning 50 per cent., 75 per cent. and 100 per cent. of average male annual earnings, assuming: existing child allowances and child benefits and that single person's tax allowance, married person's tax allowance and wife's earned income allowance were abolished in favour of a uniform tax allowance at £700 per annum and an untaxed householder credit of £4 per week and child benefits at children's supplementary benefit levels.

Mr. Biffen

I shall let my hon. Friend have a reply as soon as possible.

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