§ Mr. Milburn
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will estimate the number of people in each region brought into paying income tax as a consequence of the freeze in personal allowances.
§ Mr. Dorrell
Latest estimates show that about 300,000 more people will pay tax in 1993–94 under Budget18W proposals compared with indexation of personal allowances. I regret that information is not available on a regional basis.