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Aggregate Taxable Income

Volume 174: debated on Tuesday 12 June 1990

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To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will publish his latest estimates of the aggregate taxable income for each (a) county, (b) former metropolitan county, (c) the Greater London area, (d) metropolitan district and (e) London borough area.

[holding answer 5 June 1990]: I regret that estimates below regional level are not presently available. As explained in "Inland Revenue Statistics, 1989" estimates for counties have been discontinued owing to the emergence of problems in attributing addresses containing a shire county name which properly fall within a metropolitan county. Further investigation, which is continuing, has cast further doubt on the reliability of information at this level of detail. The problems also affect the reliability of the information given to the hon. Member on 4 April 1989, Official Report, columns 9–10. Regional estimates for 1987–88, the latest available year, are as follows.

RegionTaxable income £ million
Northern6,490
Yorkshire and Humberside11,500
North West15,000

Region

Taxable income £ million

East Midlands8,880
West Midlands12,600
East Anglia5,460
South Eastern60,000
South Western11,900
Wales5,350
Scotland11,800
Northern Ireland2,800