§ Sir B. Rhys Williams
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will publish tables to illustrate the net increase in weekly income for men affected by the Wilberforce Committee's principal recom-
EFFECTS ON NET INCOMES OF MINEWORKERS OF THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE COURT OF INQUIRY UNDER LORD WILBERFORCE £ per week Addition to minimum weekly rate* Increase in earnings including overtime† Increase in tax Increase in national insurance contributions Net increase Face workers Single … +4.50 +5.18 -1.56 -0.21 -3.41 Married … Married with two children … Other underground workers Single … +6.00 +6.90 -2.08 -0.30 +4.52 Married … Married with two children … Surface workers Single … +5.00 +5.75 -1.73 -0.26 +3.76 Married … Married with two children … Notes: * On basis of Appendix 1 of the Recommendations of the Court of Inquiry under Lord Wilberforce. † In order to take account of overtime an addition to the minimum weekly rate of 15 per cent. has been made; this reflects the average level of overtime payments made by the N.C.B. though these will vary widely between different individual groups of workers. 1. None of the family groups illustrated qualifies for F.I.S. payments at the income levels shown. 2. No estimate is possible of changes in entitlement to other social benefits.