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Volume 465: debated on Tuesday 23 October 2007

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the (a) number and (b) proportion of non-domiciles who have been resident in the UK for more than seven years. (159479)

The best estimate of how many non-domiciled individuals are resident in the UK is based on the number of people who indicate non-domicile tax status on their self assessment tax returns.

As at September 2007, self assessment records show that approximately 23,000 individuals had indicated non-domicile status through their self assessment returns in more than seven years in the period 1996-97 to 2005-06. This amounts to approximately 8 per cent. of the total number of individuals indicating non-domicile status over this period.