HC Deb 05 November 1993 vol 231 cc549-50W
Mr. Dewar

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will estimate the average weekly expenditure in 1993–94 and 1994–95 of(a) all households, (b) families with children, (c) non-retired households and (d) retired households, on domestic fuel, showing separately for 1994–95 the extra expenditure as a result of VAT at 8 per cent.

Sir John Cope

Estimates on expenditure in 1993–94 are in the table. Expenditure in 1994–95 will depend on what happens to fuel consumption following the introduction of VAT on fuel and on changes in fuel prices.

Average weekly household expenditure on fuel and power in 1993–941
£ per week
All households 13.40
Households with children 16.10
Non-pensioner households 14.10
Pensioner households2 11.10
1 Estimates based on 1989–91 Family Expenditure Surveys uprated to 1993–94.
2 Single benefit unit households where the head is over retirement age.

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