§ 34. Mr. Meacher
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer by how much taxes on personal income have increased since May 1979.
§ Mr. Ridley
Income tax is charged on an annual basis and hence estimates are available only for complete financial years. As the proportion of gross domestic product, income tax is estimated to have fallen from 11.2 per cent. in 1978–79 to 11.1 per cent. in 1982–83.