HC Deb 03 December 1980 vol 995 c91W
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.