§ Mrs. Golding
To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what was the typical take-home pay of a working single mother in a full-time job for the last year for which figures are available.
§ Miss Widdecombe
Average gross weekly earnings for full-time adult women are estimated to have been £252.60 in April 1993. If both the single person and lone parent tax allowances are applied to this figure it is estimated that the take home pay, after tax and national insurance, would have been £197.87.
Source: New Earnings Survey (Employment Department).