HC Deb 02 November 1979 vol 972 cc692-3W
Mr. Ernie Ross

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what percentage of the total personal wealth of (a) Great Britain, (b) Scotland and (c) England and Wales is held by the following groups: top 1 per cent., top 5 per cent., top 10 per cent. and top 20 per cent. of the population.

Mr. Peter Rees

Estimates of the distribution of personal wealth are made only for the adult population and for the United Kingdom as a whole. Separate estimates are not available for the different parts of the United Kingdom. The latest United Kingdom figures for marketable wealth—that is, those for 1977—can be found on page 127 of Inland Revenue Statistics 1979: estimates which take account of the values attributable to accrued pension rights for 1976 can be found on pages 110 and 111 of the fourth report of the Royal Commission on the distribution of income and wealth—Cmnd. 7595.

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