HC Deb 01 July 1997 vol 297 cc107-8W
Mr. Waterson

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what percentage of taxpayers currently claiming tax relief for private medical insurance are over retirement age. [3628]

Dawn Primarolo

In 1994–95, the latest year for which information is available, it is estimated that about three-quarters of the individuals covered by private medical insurance contracts on which tax relief is claimed are over retirement age, that is, men aged 65 or over.

Mr. Gibb

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people currently benefit from tax relief on medical insurance. [3520]

Mr. Peter Bottomley

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much stamp duty payable on house purchases was received from sales(a) at or above £200,000 and (b) at or above 375,000 in each of the last five years. [3774]

Dawn Primarolo

[holding answer 20 June 1997]: Available estimates are as follows:

Stamp duty on residential property transactions1
(£ million)
(a) At or above £200,000 (b) At or above £375,000
1991–92 85 30
1992–93 50 25
1993–94 85 30
1994–95 95 35
1995–96 90 30
1 Figures exclude non-residential transactions which are also liable to stamp duty.