HC Deb 15 July 1985 vol 83 c41W
Mrs. Roe

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will list the number of minutes or hours of work a male manual labourer on average earnings needed to complete in each of the years 1975 to 1985, respectively, in order to earn the average retail price in that year of the following items (a) weekly rent of a three bedroomed council dwelling, (b) weekly mortgage repayment on a newly built semi-detached house, (c) five gallons of petrol, (d) monthly second class railway season ticket—Brighton/ Victoria, (e) large loaf of bread, (f) 20 cigarettes, (g) one pint of beer, (h) one bottle of whisky, (i) dinner for two in a restaurant, (j) a dishwaster, (k) a pair of shoes, (l) oil central heating for a three bedroomed dwelling for one week and (m) two pounds of lamb.

Mr. Peter Rees

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

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