§ Mr. Ralph Howell
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer, further to his Written Answer to the hon. Member for Norfolk, North,Official Report,6th July 1977, c. 571–2, if he will show the net income after tax, national insurance and
Net income as a percenage of he corresponding net income of a single person for Year Earnings (a) Married couple with two children (b) Married couple with four children 1960–61 … 75 per cent. of average earnings … 117.0 128.1 200 per cent. of average earnings … 111.8 122.0 1977–78 … 75 per cent. of average earnings … 120.5 134.2 200 per cent. of average earnings … 109.1 114.7 1977–78 … 50 per cent. of average earnings … 128.7 144.9 100 per cent. of average earnings … 116.0 126.6
The figures have been calculated on the same basis as those given in reply to the hon. Member on 6th July 1977—[Vol. 934, c. 571–2], except that the figures for 1977–78 now take account of the proposed tax changes announced in the Chancellor's Statement of 15th July. The figures given previously for 1977–78 have been revised to take account of these new proposals and are also shown above.