HC Deb 28 February 1990 vol 168 c202W
Mr. Chris Smith

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is the average individual cumulative gain(a) in current prices, (b) in 1988–89 prices and (c) in 1990–91 prices to those earning £5,000, £10,000, £15,000, £20,000, £25,000, £30,000, £40,000, £50,000, £60,000 and £70,000 as a result of changes in taxation and national insurance since 1979.

Mr. Lilley

[pursuant to his answer of 20 February 1990, Official Report, column 680]: I regret that one of the two tables relating to my answer was omitted. This is as follows:

The total of moneys paid by my Department to the accountancy firms mentioned could be provided only at disproportionate cost.

Mr. Austin Mitchell

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will seek to legislate to ensure that the accountancy firms who act as auditors should derive more than 50 per cent. of their income from audits.

Mr. Forth