§ 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.