§ Mr. Meacher
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will publish in theOfficial Report a table giving the percentage increase in (a) income from employment, (b) income from self-employment, (c) rent, dividends and interest, (d) social security benefits and (e) personal disposable income, between 1978–79 and 1989–90, giving the contribution of each towards personal disposable income.
§ Mr. Norman Lamont
[holding answer 24 May 1990]: Estimates in respect of the first quarter of 1990 will be published in late June. The most up-to-date comparison available, for calendar years 1978 to 1989, gives the following percentage increases and percentages of personal disposable income:407W
Percentage change 1989 on 1978 As a percentage of personal1 disposable income 1978 1989 Income from employment +183 87 82 Income from self-employment +255 12 14 Rent, dividends and interest +258 11 13 Social security benefits +191 14 13 Personal disposable income +202 1 Personal disposable income is total personal income less taxes, social security contributions and certain transfer payments.