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Volume 459: debated on Tuesday 1 May 2007

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the average (a) lifetime incomes, (b) lifetime tax revenues and (c) lifetime consumption of Government services of (i) men and (ii) women born in (A) 2000, (B) 1990 and (C) 1980. (134617)

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the (a) tax revenues paid by, (b) income and (c) consumption of Government services, broken down by type, of (i) a representative man and (ii) a representative woman born in (A) 2000, (B) 1990 and (C) 1980, with reference to the assumptions outlined in Chapter 4 of Long Term Public Finance Report 2006. (134618)

The spending and revenue projections given in the long-term public finance report are purely forward looking. The report does not include the type of historical analysis of lifetime tax revenues, income or consumption of government services that would be required to make the estimations outlined in the question.