HC Deb 28 April 1983 vol 41 cc421-2W
23. Mr. Alton

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what has been the change in the percentage of income which a two-child family receiving the national average income pays in total in direct taxes between 1978–79 and the latest available figure.

Mr. Ridley

For a married man with two children on average earnings in 1983–84, the percentage of gross earnings taken in income tax less child benefit is expected to be 13.6 per cent. The corresponding figure for 1978–79 is 14.7 per cent.