HC Deb 05 December 1983 vol 50 c61W
Mr. Squire

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will list, in 1955 and November 1983 values and as index numbers using 1955 as 100, the 1955 and the present values of the married couple's pension, the single person's tax allowance, the married man's tax allowance and the value of the child benefits for two children for a two-parent family (a) in work and (b) not working through sickness, compared with the combined value of child tax allowances and family allowance in 1955 to a two-parent standard tax-paying family.

Dr. Boyson

The information is not immediately available. I shall reply to my hon. Friend as soon as possible after the retail prices index for November 1983 has been published.