To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what percentage of income is paid in tax by those earning (a) the lowest 20 per cent. and (b) the top 5 per cent. in earnings; and if he will make a statement. 
It is estimated from the New Earnings Survey that the 20th percentile point and the 95th percentile point are £14,350 and £53,600 respectively.Estimates are in the following table.
|Total income range||Income tax as a percentage of total income|
|Less than £14,350||6|
|£53,600 and over||31|