§ Mr. Alexander W. Lyon
asked the Secretary of State for Employment whether it is Government policy to ensure that no craft apprentice should be prevented from finishing his training as a result of redundancy; whether any policy announcement on this matter has been made; and if so when it was made.
§ Mr. Jim Lester
[pursuant to his reply, 1 December 1980]: As this Government, like the last, believe that it is primarily the responsibility of employers to assess and
Average income of head of household* Household type Wages and salaries Self employment income Other income‡ Total income One adult with children† (£ per week) 27.35 1.18 38.58 67.11 Percentage of households with each category of earned income (55) (11) Two adults with children (£ per week) 92.86 9.02 5.13 107.01 Percentage of households with each category of earned income (84) (13) Source: Family Expenditure Survey 1979 * The components of income have been averaged over all households, whether or not they have received income from that source. † In addition to one-parent households, this category includes a few instances where a second parent was away from home during the two week survey period. ‡ Mainly social security payments but also includes occupational pensions and income from investments.