§ Mr. Gordon Brown
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) if he will give for each region of the United Kingdom the tax payable in 1988–89 at the 1987–88 rates above 40 per cent. and the reduction in tax payable in a full year that will result from the top rate tax reductions;
(2) if he will give for each region of the United Kingdom the gain per tax unit and per household from the income tax measures announced in the Budget;
(3) if he will give for each region of Britain his estimate of the additional spending power that will be available in the region as a result of income tax cuts announced in the Budget.
§ Mr. Norman Lamont
[holding answers 7 June 1988]. Estimates of the direct revenue effect of the changes in income tax announced in the 1988 Budget are given in table 4.1 of the "Financial Statement and Budget Report 1988–89". I regret that separate estimates for each region of the United Kingdom are not available. The latest information available by region relates to 1985–86. Estimates of the income tax liabilities of (a) all taxpayers and (b) higher rate taxpayers in each region were given in my reply to the hon. Member for Sedgefield (Mr. Blair) on 23 May 1988, at columns 54–56, and estimates of the numbers of taxpayers in each region by their marginal tax rate were given in my reply to the hon. Member for Ynys Mon (Mr. Jones) on 27 May 1988, at columns 373–74.