§ MR. LAMBERT
I beg to ask Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will be good enough to state the number of income tax payers on incomes under £400, £500, £600, and £700 respectively during the last financial year?
§ THE CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER
As the income tax is to a very large extent levied at the source, it is not possible to say exactly how many persons there are whose total income is less than a given amount. The number of income tax payers who claimed abatements in the year 1895–96 was 458,527. These figures represent approximately the number of persons whose incomes exceeded £160 but did not exceed £500.