§ Sir Brandon Rhys Williams
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is his latest estimate of the percentage increases between 1980 and 1981, and 1981 and 1982 of (a) wages and salaries, including Her Majesty's Forces, (b) income from self-employment, (c) rent, dividends and interest (gross receipts), (d) income in kind and (e) pensions and other benefits from life assurance and superannuation schemes.
§ Mr. Brittan
I regret that I do not have estimates of annual increases since 1980 for the categories referred to in the question. Figures for 1981 will be shown in table 4.4 of the 1982 edition of the National Income and Expenditure Blue Book when it is published in September.
However, estimates for wages, salaries and Her Majesty's Forces pay, including income-in-kind—as in table 4.1 of the Blue Book—are available for 1981. These imply an increase of 7½ per cent. over 1980.