§ Mr. Meacher
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will give(a) the gross incomes before tax and (b) the net incomes after tax of each income decile for each year since 1978–79 and also for the top 1 per cent. and the top 5 per cent. of the income distribution, the income level which is the dividing line between the deciles for the top 1 per cent. and 5 per cent. in each case for each year and the average income for each group during each year.
§ Mr. Ryder
The latest available analyses of the distributions of before and after tax incomes relate to the years 1978–79, 1981–82 and 1984–85 and were published in the November 1987 issue of "Economic Trends", No. 409, a copy of which is available in the Library. The additional details and data for other years requested by the hon. Member could be produced only at disproportionate cost.