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Pay As You Earn

Volume 892: debated on Wednesday 14 May 1975

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many persons paid income tax through the PAYE system in each of the last 18 months.

I regret that the information is not available on a monthly basis. The estimated number of persons in the PAYE system for the year ending April 1974, the latest year available, was about 26 million. Some of these will have had no liability to tax for the year as a whole.