HC Deb 09 April 1986 vol 95 c124W
Mr. Meacher

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) if he will specify the distribution of gains in the Budget from each item where tax changes were made other than normal indexation, according to income bands as follows: less than £5,000 per year, £5,000 to £7,500, £7,500 to £10,000, £10,000 to £12,500, £12,500 to £15,000, £15,000 to £20,000, £20,000 to £30,000, £30,000 to £50,000 and above £50,000; and if he will indicate the percentage of total tax changes accruing to each group and the percentage of the total numbers of taxpayers that each group comprises;

(2) what is the gain to taxpayers at less than half, half to three quarters, three quarters to one, one to one and a half, one and a half to two, two to three, three to five and five to 10, and more than 10 times average earnings from the 1p cut in income tax; if he will specify these bands in pound sterling per year at current earnings; how many taxpayers are in each of these bands; and what percentage of the total number of taxpayers each group comprises.

Mr. Moore

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