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Wealth Distribution

Volume 79: debated on Monday 20 May 1985

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will produce a table showing, for each year for which statistics are available since 1966, what percentage of wealth is owned by the (a) most wealthy 1 per cent. of adult population, (b) most wealthy 2 per cent. of adult population, (c) most wealthy 5 per cent. of adult population, (d) most wealthy 10 per cent. of adult population, (e) most wealthy 25 per cent. of adult population and most wealthy 50 per cent. of adult population.

The information requested is not available on a consistent basis for all years since 1966. The available figures are: