HC Deb 21 December 1981 vol 15 c304W
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.