HC Deb 14 October 1991 vol 196 cc47-8W
Mr. Dewar

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will publish a table showing, for the years 1966–67 to 1991–92(a) average household domestic rate bills in pounds sterling, (b) average domestic rate bills adjusted by the retail prices index, (c) average domestic rate bills as a proportion of average household income and (d) average domestic rate bills as a proportion of male average earnings.

Dr. Mawhinney

The available information for average gross domestic rate bills per household in Northern Ireland is as follows:

1983–84 181
1984–85 197
1985–86 216
1986–87 242
1987–88 253
1988–89 276
1989–90 305
1990–91 336
1991–92 240

Information on the RPI is published in "Economic Trends"; average houshold income by region is published in the annual "Family Expenditure Survey" reports and "Regional Trends"; average male earnings by region are published in the annual "Northern Ireland Abstract of Statistics" and reported also in "Regional Trends". These publications are available in the House of Commons Library.

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