HL Deb 16 January 1979 vol 397 c936WA

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they will update the answer given to the Lord Chitnis (28th February 1978) on the distribution of total employment income.

Baroness BIRK

The following figures are derived from the Inland Revenue's Survey of Personal Incomes for 1976–77. They relate to wages and salaries above the threshold for the application of PAYE.

Percentage of total employment income within:

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1% 10% 10% 1%
24 1 Less than ½ per cent.