HC Deb 26 March 1964 vol 692 cc161-2W
Mr. C. Johnson

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will publish in the OFFICIAL REPORT details of the estimated average taxable income in 1962 corresponding to the estimates of average original income by income group per year as given in Economic Trends, February, 1964.

Mr. Maudling

Figures in the precise form mentioned cannot be provided because, for the purposes of this study, the figures of income include various items which are not part of taxable income, such as farm produce consumed by the farmer's own household, and the imputed rent of owner-occupied dwellings; in addition, employers' and employees' contributions to National Insurance are amalgamated and both are regarded as direct taxes on income. I will, however, bear in mind the possibility of providing figures in the form suggested when similar estimates are prepared in future.