HC Deb 20 December 1984 vol 70 cc323-4W
Dr. McDonald

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) if, for each decile group in the income distribution, he will publish information showing the amount of taxes paid as a proportion of gross income broken down between (i) direct taxes, (ii) indirect taxes and (iii) all taxes for the most recent year or tax year available; and whether he will also show the average level of gross income in each of the income groups specified;

(2) whether he will publish the latest estimates of the real change in taxes, rates and national insurance in 1984–85 compared with 1978–79 broken down (a) into the following categories: (i) income tax, (ii) corporation tax, (iii) North Sea taxes, (iv) capital taxes and stamp duty, (v) national insurance contributions, employees, (vi) national insurance contributions, employers, (vii) national insurance surcharge, (viii) local authority rates and (ix) taxes on expenditure; and (b) to show the division of changes in income tax between (i) taxes on investment income and (ii) taxes on those in the lower and upper deciles and in the four quartiles of tax units ranked by income.

Mr. Peter Rees

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