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Local Government Finance

Volume 178: debated on Wednesday 24 October 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many people have been exempted from paying the poll tax by way of each category of exemption in (a) Greenock and Port Glasgow, (b) Strathclyde and (c) Scotland as a whole.

Information held by community charge registration officers on people who are exempt from the

Known Exemptions from Community Charge
Persons aged 18 or over in receipt of Child Benefit2484,7507,776
Foreign armed forces391,7373,138
Dependants of foreign armed forces5247247
Persons aged 18 or over who are severely mentally handicapped3307,60914,794

Note: "Other' includes patients in residential homes, nursing homes or hospitals, members of religious communities, residents in Crown property, persons of no fixed abode etc.