HC Deb 20 July 1987 vol 120 cc74-5W
Mr. Frank Field

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will publish in the Official Report a distributional analysis of all income tax reductions since 1979 (a) taking the gains to the top 1 per cent., top 2 to 5 per cent., top 6 to 10 per cent., top 11 to 20 per cent., top 21 to 30 per cent., top 31 to 50 per cent., bottom 50 per cent., points in the income distribution, giving the number of tax units for each group, the reduction in income tax for each group compared with 1978–79, and the average per tax unit, and (b) taking the gains to those with total income 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 £40,000, £40,000 to £50,000, over £50,000, giving the number of units paying tax and the reduction in income tax compared with 1978–79, giving both the amount for each income group and the average per tax unit.

Mr. Norman Lamont

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

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