§ Dr. Godman
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what proportion of gross earnings the couple with an earner on average earnings, with two children, paid in tax, treating child benefit as negative income tax, in 1978–79 and in 1989–90.
§ Mr. Lilley
Figures for 1978–79 have been placed in the Library of the House, as noted inOfficial Report, 13 April 1989, column 624, and estimates for 1989–90 were given in reply to the hon. Member for Newcastle upon Tyne, East (Mr. Brown) on 8 January 1990, Official Report, column 559.