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Albanian Gold

Volume 79: debated on Monday 20 May 1985

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent representations he has received about Albanian gold held by the Bank of England; and if he will make a statement.

My right hon. Friend has received no recent representations about the gold identified for allocation to Albania which is in the custody of the Tripartite Commission for the Restitution of Monetary Gold. On the matter of a statement, I have nothing to add to the answer my hon. Friend Minister of State, the Member for Edinburgh, Pentlands (Mr. Rifkind) gave on 25 April at column 517 to the hon. Member for Liverpool, West Derby (Mr. Wareing).

Distribution of personal wealth, including pension rights, among the adult population
YearWealthiest
1 per cent.2 per cent.5 per cent.10 per cent.25 per cent.50 per cent.
19712127374969–7285–89
19741521314364–6785–89
19751318273758–6181–85
19761418273758–6180–85
19771217253555–5878–82
19781317253657–6079–83
19791317253556–5979–83
19801216243355–5878–82
19811216243356–5978–82
19821116243456–5978–82
A full explanation of this table can be found in chapter 4 of Inland Revenue Statistics 1984, a copy of which is in the Library.