HC Deb 25 July 1989 vol 157 c638W
Mr. Clay

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many married women pay income tax on their earnings; and what proportion they make up of all married women in paid work.

Mr. Norman Lamont

[holding answer 20 July 1989]: It is estimated that in 1989–90 some 3.7 million married women will pay income tax on their earnings. It is believed that this represents approximately half of all married women with some income from employment.