§ Sir Ralph Howell
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what was the net disposable income per person in pound sterling in(a) the United Kingdom, (b) the USA, (c) the European Union, (d) Japan, (e) Germany and (f) France at the latest available date; and what was the expenditure on food (i) as a percentage of net disposable income and (ii) in pound sterling.
§ Mr. Jack
The following broadly comparable information is available for 1991.
Household expenditure per person1 Expenditure on food per person Expenditure on food as a percentage of household expenditure £ £ Percentage United Kingdom 6,207 766 12 USA 28,423 831 10 European Union 6,377 1,095 18 Japan 8,555 1,162 14 Germany 7,397 3 1,453 20 France 7,187 1,162 16 1Final consumption expenditure of resident households. 2Includes expenditure by private non-profit-making institutions.
3Includes alcoholic drink and meals out.
Source: EUROSTAT National Accounts ESA 1970 to 1991.
OECD National Accounts 1979 to 1991.