HC Deb 04 December 1991 vol 200 cc161-2W
Mr. Nicholas Brown

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer for the latest year for which information is available what was the number of estates valued at(a) over £140,000, (b) £200,000, (c) over £300.000 and (d) over £500,000 in (i) Great Britain and (ii) Northern Ireland.

Mr. Maude

The numbers of estates passing on death in 1991–92 for which grants of representation will be sought are estimated to be:

Net estate value Number
over £140,000 35,000
over £200,000 20,000
over £300,000 9,500
over £500,000 3,500

Of the 35,000 estates over £140,000, it is estimated that about 22,000 will pay inheritance tax. Separate estimates are not available for Great Britain and Northern Ireland.