§ Mr. Canavan
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is the number of owner-occupiers who received tax allowance by virtue of mortgages held (a) in Scotland (b) in England and Wales, for the financial year 1974–75.
§ Mr. Robert Sheldon
The available information about numbers of taxpayers receiving mortgage interest relief for 1974–75 relates only to building society mortgages and does not include mortgages with local authorities, banks and insurance companies. On this basis the estimated numbers receiving relief for 1974–75 are as follows:
Building Society Mortgages Nos. (000) Scotland 200 England and Wales 4,300