HC Deb 10 February 1981 vol 998 cc300-1W
Mrs. Renée Short

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will publish figures for 1978, 1979 and 1980 for a married man with two children earning average male manual earnings, showing the length of time worked, after taking into account income tax liability and national insurance contributions, necessary to pay for each of the following items: weekly rent of a three-bedroomed council dwelling, mortgage repayment on a newly-built three-bedroomed semi-detached house, three pounds of beef sirloin, two pounds of fresh cod, 14 pounds of potatoes, a large loaf, a half pound of tea, a quart of fresh milk, five hundredweights of best coal, five gallons of petrol, a weekly season ticket between Surbiton and London, postage on five letters, a telegram of 12 words, a gentleman's hair-cut, 20 cigarettes, a pint of beer and a bottle of whisky.

Mr. Brittan

I shall let the hon. Member have a reply as soon as possible.

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