HC Deb 09 July 1987 vol 119 c256W
57. Mr. Shersby

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer how the present level of real take-home pay of a married man on average earnings with two children compared with 1978–79.

Mr. Norman Lamont

Real take-home pay is estimated to have risen by 21.6 per cent. between 1978–79 and 1987–88 for a married man on average male earnings with two children.