§ Mr. Andrew Smith
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will give a breakdown by category of the number of people who have(a) been brought into paying income tax since 1992–93 and (b) will come into paying income tax in 1995–96 as compared with 1994–95. 
§ Sir George Young
[holding answer 31 March 1995]: Available information is given in the table. The increase in taxpayer numbers is largely due to economic growth. In addition, the number of people in work is increasing—the UK work force in employment had increases of 174,000 between December 1993 and December 1994. If the 1978–79 income tax regime had been indexed to 1995–96, there would be 1 million more taxpayers in 1995–96.184W
Number of taxpayers by status (thousands) Single people Husbands Wives Total 1992–93 10,460 9,080 5,840 25,400 1994–951 10,700 9,100 5,900 25,700 1995–961 10,800 9,400 6,000 26,200 1 Provisional.