HC Deb 16 February 1999 vol 325 cc646-7W
Mr. Malcolm Bruce

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, pursuant to his answer of 9 February 1999,Official Report, column 172, on income tax and the Scottish Parliament, if he will estimate for (a) 2000–01, (b) 2001–02 and (c) 2002–03 the extra money which would be paid into the Scottish Consolidated Fund from a decision to raise income tax by one penny by the Scottish Parliament (i) gross and (ii) net of deductions. [71476]

Mr. Dewar

It is currently estimated for 2000–01 that the yield from a decision to increase the basic rate of income tax by one penny for Scottish taxpayers is as follows:

£ million
Gross Net1
180 175
1 Net of income-related benefits: Working Families Tax Credit, Income Support, Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit.

Projections are not available for later years.