HC Deb 22 July 1980 vol 989 c684W
Mr. Emery

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will estimate to the latest year available the amount of income tax arising from those persons who are in receipt of the State retirement benefit.

Mr. Peter Rees

[pursuant to his reply, 24 July 1980, c. 384]: Estimates relating only to those in receipt of State retirement benefit are not readily available and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost. The available information relates to all persons aged 65 years and over, from whom the estimated yield of tax for a full year at 1980–81 income levels is £2.9 billion.