asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if, further to his reply dated 8 April, Official Report, columns 264–66, showing the distribution of total incomes by tax category and income range, he will publish in the Official Report a table showing on the same basis the number of tax units with earned income.
Nearly all single people and married couples who pay tax have some source of earned income (including pensions). The estimates by range of total income provided in the earlier reply would not therefore change if restricted to tax units with earned income.
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if, pursuant to his reply dated 6 April, Official Report, column 74, showing the average unearned income and average amount of mortgage interest relief in each income band at higher rates, he will publish in the Official Report the number of incomes in each of these two categories in the same detail.
I shall let the hon. Member have a reply as soon as possible.