HC Deb 14 December 1992 vol 216 c76W
Mr. Dewar

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security how many households there are with incomes below 50 per cent. of the national average in each standard planning region in the United Kingdom; what is this figure expressed as a proportion of the number of households in the region; and what were the equivalent figures for 1979.

Mr. Burt

A reliable regional breakdown of the numbers and proportions living below half average income could be obtained only at disproportionate cost. Statistics for the United Kingdom as a whole are available in "Households Below Average Income", a copy of which is in the Library.