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Community Charge Benefit

Volume 170: debated on Friday 20 April 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security how many poll tax payers in Scotland who are in receipt of benefit have been subject to deduction of benefit; and if he will classify benefit recipients by size of income and on that basis, indicate for each category, how many persons have been subject to deduction of benefit of (a) less than 20p a week, (b) 20p to 49p a week, (c) 50p to 99p a week, (d) £1 to £1·99 a week, (e) £2 to £4·99 a week, (f) £5 to £9·99 a week and (g) over £10 a week.

The information requested is not available and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.