HC Deb 13 June 1988 vol 135 c44W
Mr. Jack

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many households receiving housing benefit pay income tax.

Mr. Portillo

[holding answer 4 May 1988]I have been asked to reply.

Information drawn from the family expenditure survey suggests that some 1.7 million housing benefit recipients may also have paid income tax in 1985.

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