HC Deb 14 January 1988 vol 125 cc384-5W
23. Mr. McLoughlin

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what has been the growth of real take-home pay for a married man on male average earnings since 1978–79.

Mr. Lilley

Since 1978–79, real take home pay has risen by almost 24 per cent. for a married man on average male earnings.