§ Dr. Roger Thomas
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will publish in the Official Report, the cumulative share of income and wealth, respectively, received by each decile of the population in each of the standard economic regions of the United Kingdom for each of the fiscal years between 1945 and the latest available date.
§ Mr. Peter Rees
I regret that regional statistics of shares of total income are not available. For 1975–76 and 1976–77 the Inland Revenue has published tables showing quartile shares of income by442W
best be achieved is a matter for the industries themselves. The Government's policy is to set them testing financial targets, buttressed where possible by performance aims, to encourage them to take advantage of the potential for increased efficiency which exists.