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Income Tax

Volume 173: debated on Wednesday 6 June 1990

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To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will publish his estimates of the numbers of people paying income tax in (a) England, (b) Scotland and (c) Wales.

[holding answer 5 June 1990]: The estimated number of individuals resident in England liable to income tax is 20·4 million for 1987–88, the latest available year. The corresponding estimates for Scotland and Wales are 2,160,000 and 940,000 respectively. Married women are included where their earned income exceeds the wife's earned income allowance and any personal allowances and reliefs unused against the husband's income.