HC Deb 26 July 1990 vol 177 c541W
Mrs. Beckett

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many(a) working and (b) non-working people do not pay tax.

Mr. Ryder

Available estimates for 1990–91 are given in the table. They are based on a projection of the 1987 family expenditure survey and are provisional.

Single people and married couples not liable to tax in 1990–91
Single people:
in employment 1.0
out of employment 6.5
Married couples:
Both in employment 0.2
one partner in employment 0.5
neither partner in employment 2.4