HC Deb 03 November 1992 vol 213 c122W
Mrs. Mahon

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many minutes it took an average wage earner to earn the price of 20 cigarettes(a) 10 and (b) 20 years ago; and how many it takes today.

Mr. Nelson

[holding answer 2 November 1992]: The lengths of time necessary to work to pay for a selection of goods and services are published annually in "Social Trends". Copies are available in the House of Commons Library.