§ Mr. Wigley
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is the estimated total number of people in the United Kingdom whose incomes are in excess of £10,000 per annum; what is his estimate of the total annual income of these persons; and what is the total payment made by them by way of income tax.
§ Mr. Ridley
Estimates for the year 1981–82 are:
Numbers (thousands) Total income (£ billion) Income tax (£ billion) 3,900 57 14¼
The information relates to tax units, that is counting married couples as one and combining their incomes.