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Volume 472: debated on Tuesday 4 March 2008

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will commission research to determine the extent to which wealth created over the last 10 years is sustainable. (190951)

The Government carries out and commissions research on a range of wealth and related issues. Examples include HM Revenue and Customs National Statistics on Personal Wealth and the Department for Work and Pensions Family Resources Survey. The Wealth and Assets Survey, to be published by the Office for National Statistics in 2009, will also enhance understanding of the accumulation and distribution of wealth across Great Britain. Interim findings from this survey were published in January 2008.