HC Deb 11 December 1980 vol 995 c476W
21. Mr. Marks

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is his estimate of income tax, value added tax and national insurance contributions liable to be paid by a man on average earnings, with a non-employed wife and two children between 5 and 11 years of age in May 1979, May 1980 and May 1981, respectively.

Mr. Peter Rees

I estimate that in May 1979 a married man on average earnings and contracted into the State pension scheme would have paid £23.1—22.4 per cent. of his gross income—in income tax, £6.7—6.5 per cent.—in national insurance contributions and £2.0—1.9 per cent.—in VAT. In May 1980, the corresponding estimates are £25.6—20.2 per cent —£8.5—6.7 per cent.—and £4.4—3.5 per cent. respectively.

I regret that I am unable to provide any estimates for May 1981, since I cannot anticipate measures which may be announced in my right hon. and learned Friend's next Budget.