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Civil Service Redeployment

Volume 130: debated on Monday 21 March 1988

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To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will update table 1(4) in annex A of the Hardman report, Cmnd. 5322, on Civil Service redeployment.

[holding answer 18 March 1988]: Information on the division between headquarters and non-headquarters staff is no longer held centrally. The latest available figures for population by region and for non-industrial Civil Servants are as follows:Canada,

(b) France, (c) Germany, (d) Italy, (e) Japan and (f) the United States of America, for a married couple with no children.

[pursuant to his reply, 16 March 1988, c. 566–68]: I regret that the figure for the level of gross income at which the top rate of tax becomes payable in the United Kingdom was wrongly given as £19,301. The figure is £23,396. The revised table is as follows:


Starting rate Per cent.

Starting rate threshold (£)

Top rate

Top rate threshold (£)

United States of America15·05,08634·722,086
United Kingdom25·04,09640·023,396