HC Deb 27 October 1994 vol 248 c753W
Mr. Loyden

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make a statement on the changes in disparities in income level over the last decade.

Sir George Young

Since 1979, real incomes have increased by an average of 36 per cent. Some groups have done even better—real incomes of pensioner couples are up 56 per cent.—but there have been gains for all groups.

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