Incomes and Wages

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 17th June 1952.

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Photo of Mr R.A. Butler Mr R.A. Butler , Saffron Walden 12:00 am, 17th June 1952

I am not sure what the hon. Member means by highest and lowest income groups. Figures relating to the financial years 1938–39 and 1948–49 are given in the Report of the Commissioners of Inland Revenue for 1949 (Cmd. 8052). This shows that in 1938–39, there were 2,100 incomes over £20,000 and in 1948–49, 2,300. In 1938–39, there were 2,483,000 incomes between £125 and £150. In 1948–49, there were 975,000 incomes between £135 and £150. Corresponding figures for 1951–52 are not yet available.