HC Deb 20 March 1984 vol 56 c431W
Mr. Austin Mitchell

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will publish in the Official Report a table showing the comparison between the yield in real terms in 1978–79 and what he is now proposing for a full year in (a) direct taxes on personal incomes, including national insurance contributions and (b) indirect taxes.

Mr. Moore

The figures are given in the following table. The "full year" yield has been taken to mean 1984–85 yield on an accruals basis.

£ billion
1978–79 revalued to 1984–85 prices 1984–85
(a) Income tax and employees' NICs 41.5 45.2
(b) Indirect taxes 54.1 64.4

Indirect taxes consists of VAT, Customs and Excise duties, VED, stamp duties, NIS, LA rates, gas levy, miscellaneous expenditure taxes and employers' NICs.

Mr. Meacher

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will indicate the gain or loss to those with incomes under £5,000, £5,000 to £10,000, £10,000 to £15,000, £15,000 to £20,000, £20,000 to £30,000, £30,000 to £50,000 and over £50,000 a year in each Budget separately since 1979, including the 1984 Budget, including both aggregate changes for those in each category and the average change per taxpayer in each category, and in every case indicating how much is due to indexation and how much is a real gain.

Mr. Moore

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