HC Deb 23 March 1987 vol 113 c38W
Sir Dudley Smith

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many persons, compiled in terms of tax units and after contributions to occupational pension schemes have been deducted, have a gross earned income of (a) £80,000 per annum and (b) £100,000 or more per annum in the United Kingdom.

Mr. Norman Lamont

In 1984–85, the latest year for which information is available from the survey of personal incomes, it is estimated that 17,000 single people and married couples had gross earned incomes (after contributions to occupational pension schemes) of £80,000 or more, of whom 9,000 had incomes of £100,000 or more.

Mr. Forman

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will publish in the Official Report data from the most recent survey of personal incomes on (a) total income, (b) total deductions, (c) total income tax, (d) total tax units and (e) total tax units paying tax for each country in the United Kingdom and each standard region in England.

Mr. Norman Lamont

[pursuant to his reply, 19 February 1987]: I regret that incorrect estimates for total deductions were contained in the table shown in my reply. The corrected information is included in the revised table.

His income tax bill would be unaffected by having two children, but child benefit would be payable at current rates of £14.20 per week.