§ Mr. Gordon Brown
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will give (i) the total unearned and (ii) the total earned income of(a) the top 1 per cent., (b) the top 5 per cent., (c) the top 10 per cent., (d) the top 20 per cent., (e) the top 25 per cent., (f) the bottom 50 per cent., (g) the bottom 70 per cent. and (h) all taxpayers in the years 1988–89 and 1989–90.
§ Mr. Norman Lamont
[holding answer 27 June 1989]: Estimates are given in the table. They are based on a projection of the 1986–87 survey of personal incomes and are provisional. All estimates are subject to a large degree of uncertainty since some investment income on which tax is deducted at source is not reflected in the survey.