HC Deb 12 July 1996 vol 281 c331W
Mr. Clifton-Brown

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people in receipt of a state pension pay(a)higher rate income tax, (b) basic and lower rate income tax only and (c) the lower rate of tax only. [36358]

Mr. Jack

The estimated numbers of taxpayers by marginal rate in receipt of state retirement pension—men aged 65 or over and women aged 60 or over—at 1996–97 income levels are given in the table.

Number of taxpayers (millions)
Lower rate 1.50
Basic and lower rate 1.65
Higher rate 0.15
Total 3.30

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