HC Deb 31 March 1994 vol 240 c956W
Ms Jowell

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what plans he has to compensate typical families, with two children and one spouse working on average male earnings, following the increases in income tax and national insurance which come into effect in April.

Mr. Dorrell

Average earnings have increased by over 40 per cent. since 1978–79. This is worth £83 a week in 1993–94 prices.

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