§ Mr. Gordon Brown
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will estimate the annual receipts derived from payment of(a) income tax, (b) capital gains tax, (c) natonal insurance and (d) value added tax paid by the top (i) 1 per cent. and (ii) 5 per cent. and (iii) 10 per cent. of earners and the bottom (1) 1 per cent. (2) 5 per cent. and (3) 10 per cent. of earners.
§ Mr. Norman Lamont
[holding answer 23 February 1988]: I regret that information is not available in the form requested and could be produced only at disproportionate cost. However, the Central Statistical Office published an analysis of the distribution of taxes and benefits by households in the July 1987 edition of "Economic Trends."