HC Deb 12 November 1987 vol 122 c188W
Ms. Richardson

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science what information he has about the percentage of(a) undergraduates, (b) postgraduates and (c) academic staff in universities who are women for each year since 1980.

Mr. Jackson

The information is given in the following table:

impact of variation in the rate of tax in different areas, as can be seen from the tables that I have placed in the Library showing the rate of LIT in each area on the basis of 1987–88 expenditure. They also show the wide variation in the LIT bill for a single person on national average earnings.

The LIT bills per household and per capita are not shown. These would depend on household and personal circumstances in each area.

The total amount assumed to be raised from LIT is the same as that raised from rates, less an amount attributable to rebates. The calculations assume full equalisation of incomes per head between local authorities, so that those areas where average incomes are relatively low do not have to levy a higher rate of LIT for a standard level of services.

On average, the consequence of introducing LIT would be to increase the rate of income tax by 6p in the £. The tables reveal some remarkable variations between neighbouring authorities. For example, the LIT rate in Barnet would be 5.9p and the tax bill for a single person, on national average earnings, would be £477. These figures compare with an LIT rate in next-door Camden of 25.6p and a tax bill for a single person of £2,066. This would mean that a single person, on national average earnings, could save £1,589 a year by moving from Camden to Barnet.

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