HC Deb 31 October 1996 vol 284 c253W
Mr. Evenett

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the income of a family on average earnings(a) in April 1992 and (b) in April 1997. [324]

Mr. Jack

Real take-home pay for a one-earner family on average earnings was £292 per week in 1991–92 and is expected to rise to £305 per week in 1996–97. That is a total rise of around £700 a year. The 1996–97 income of a family on average earnings is up £700 a year after the effects of tax and inflation when compared to that of 1991–92.