§ Mr. Mandelson
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will publish a table comparable to table 3 of appendix 7 of HC 289 of Session 1990–91 giving estimates of the increase in VAT payments between. 1991–92 and 1995–96 by decile group.
§ Mr. Nelson
Latest estimates of VAT paid by decile of income are given in the Central Statistical Office article "Effects of taxes and benefits upon household income 1993" on the December 1994 edition of "Economic Trends". VAT payments in 1995–96 will depend on what happens to earnings and prices, and on household composition and spending patterns.