HC Deb 29 January 1987 vol 109 c380W
22. Mr. Freud

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer to what extent the contribution from higher than expected value added tax receipts has contributed to the recent growth of tax revenues.

Mr. Brooke

About one third of the upward revision to the forecast of non-oil receipts shown in the autumn statement was due to value added tax.

23. Mr. Sackville

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what percentage of total income tax revenue was contributed by the top 10 per cent. of taxpayers in (a) 1978–79 and (b) 1985–86.

Mr. Norman Lamont

The figures are 34.5 per cent. and 37 per cent. respectively.