HC Deb 24 July 1990 vol 177 c125W
Mrs. Beckett

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is the latest estimate of the number of taxpayers divided into basic rate and top rate and by sex.

Mr. Ryder

Estimates for 1990–91 are as follows:

Basic rate (but not higher rate) Higher rate Total
Males 15.0 1.4 16.4
Females 9.5 0.3 9.8
Total 24.5 1.7 26.2

The estimates are based on a projection of the 1987–88 survey of personal incomes and are provisional.