§ Mr. Wigley
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what would be the income tax threshold for a single person in 1983–84 if it were to represent the same proportion of average manual earnings as was the case in the tax year 1972–73.
§ Mr. Ridley
The income tax threshold in 1972–73 for a single person was 32.1 per cent. of average male manual earnings. To represent the same proportion in 1983–84, it is estimated that the threshold would be £2,495.
§ Mr. Woolmer
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will state for (a) the total of the Inland Revenue management regions of Scotland, the south-east, the south-west and south Yorkshire, excluding offices dealing with London taxpayers, (b) the excluded offices specified in (a), and (c) the total of all other Inland Revenue management regions, what percentage of schedule D tax collectable in the year then current had actually been paid by 4 February in each of the years 1980 to 1983 inclusive.