§ Mr. Ralph Howell
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the amount of income tax payable per week by a married couple would be in the following circumstances: man earning £150 per week and wife not working, man earning £100 per week and wife £50 per week, man earning £75 per week and wife £75 per week; and what would be the amount of income tax payable by two single persons each earning £75 per week assuming no other income tax reliefs.
§ Mr. Ridley
The information is as follows:
Earnings per week Total tax Husband £ wife £ per week £ 150 — 30.89 100 50 21.87 75 75 21.87
The total tax payable by two single persons each earning £75 per week would be £26.94 per week.