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Pensioners (Hemel Hempstead)

Volume 451: debated on Wednesday 8 November 2006

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the number of pensioners living in Hemel Hempstead constituency who pay income tax. (100209)

Information on individuals paying income tax in the Hemel Hempstead constituency is published on the HM Revenue and Customs website http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/stats/income_distribution/3_15_apr06.pdf in Table 3.15 “Income and tax by Parliamentary Constituency 2003-04”.

The information is based on the 2003-04 Survey of Personal Incomes and is the latest available.

The number of taxpaying individuals in Hemel Hempstead with pension income is 11,000. There may be a number of individuals with pension income who are not pensioners.

Sample sizes at constituency levels are small and estimates can demonstrate a large variability from year to year, therefore any inference from the information in the tables should take into account the confidence intervals provided in Table 3.15a “Income and tax by Parliamentary Constituency 2003-04—Confidence Intervals” http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/stats/income_distribution/3_15a_apr06.pdf. Further information on confidence intervals can be found on HM Revenue website at http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/stats/income_distribution/inc-distribution-note.pdf.