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Tax Revenue

Volume 451: debated on Wednesday 8 November 2006

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much revenue was raised by (a) inheritance tax and (b) capital gains tax in (i) 2005-06, (ii) 1997-98 and (iii) 1979-80; and what each figure represents as a percentage of total tax paid in each year. (91436)

Historic receipts figures for individual taxes are published by HMRC and can be found in Tables 1.2 at: http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/stats/tax_receipts/menu.htm.

Total receipts data from 1999-2000 are published in table C4 of the Public Finances Databank, which can be found at: www.hm-treasury.gov.uk/economic_data_and_tools/finance_spending_statistics/pubsec_finance.

The series in the databank which most closely reflects "total tax paid" is “Net taxes and National Insurance Contributions”.