§ Mr. Austin Mitchell
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what were the average earnings of a full-time adult male worker in 1963–64, 1973–74, 1978–9, 1993–94 and forecast 1995–96; what was the percentage in each case of the amount payable in(a) direct and (b) indirect tax, including national insurance, health, public sector rents and all other charges; and if he will provide corresponding figures for those whose incomes were 10 times and 20 times greater than those earnings.
§ Sir George Young
Information on the earnings of full-time employees at April is published in the new earnings survey for 1973 and each year up to and including 1994. Prior to 1970, information on the earnings of manual employees was published in the "Ministry of Labour Gazette". Copies of these publications can be found in the Library. Information for 1995–96 is not available. For a given level of earnings, an individual's tax payments and other charges will depend on a variety of circumstances such as income, marital status, age and spending patterns.