HC Deb 07 December 1981 vol 14 c318W
Mrs. Renée Short

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what percentage of gross earnings of a married man (a) earning average wages, (b) earning two-thirds of average wages and (c) earning twice average wages has been paid out in income tax and national insurance contributions in each year since 1970; and what will be the percentage in 1982 taking account of the increase announced by the Chancellor of the Exchequer on 2 December in national insurance contributions and assuming a rise in earnings of (i) 4 per cent. and (ii) 10 per cent. and indexation of tax allowances and bands.

Mr. Ridley

I shall let the hon. Member have a reply as soon as possible.