SIR,-Since your request for family budgets we have kept a careful tally for the four weeks of July and find that the average weekly amounts spent were as follows: Grocer, fl 6s, 8d.: milk, 7s. 2d.; baker. 3s. 8d.: greengrocer. 9s. 3d.; meat and fish, 14s. 4d.; gas and light, 7s.; coal, 4s.; papers, Is. 9d.; church collections, etc., 4s. 6d.; building society, f I 12s. 3d.; rates, 9s.; travel to work, 2s.; total, £6 Is. 7d.
1 am 32, a railway clerk, with one child of 18 months, and my net salary, after payment of insurance, superannuation, etc, is £7 15s. per week.