To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what is his best estimate of the numbers of single people with incomes of over £40,000 per annum who will qualify for a 25 per cent. discount under his council tax proposals.
[holding answer 12 March 1992]: This information is not available.
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will publish his estimate of the total number of discounts for (a) single person households and (b) other eligible groups he expects to be available under his council tax proposals, shown in aggregate and by region.
[holding answer 12 March 1992]: For the illustrative calculations published in 1991, it was estimated that 30·4 per cent. of households were one adult households. My right hon. Friend is not yet in a position to estimate the incidence of other discounts under the council tax.