HC Deb 10 December 1991 vol 200 c369W
Mr. Thurnham

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is his estimate of the proportion of the total sum raised in income tax which is paid by the lowest 10 per cent. of taxpayers(a) now and (b) in 1979–80.

Mr. Maude

It is estimated that, in 1991–92, the bottom 10 per cent. of taxpayers will be liable to pay less than 1 per cent. of the total yield of income tax. This is the same figure as in 1979–80.