HC Deb 19 April 2000 vol 348 c581W
Jackie Ballard

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people over pensionable age in the UK paid income tax in 1999 [118835]

Dawn Primarolo

It is estimated that the number of pensioners1 who are liable to income tax in 1999–2000 is 4.0 million.

This estimate is based on the 1997–98 Survey of Personal Incomes and is consistent with the March 2000 Budget.

1 Women aged 60 and over, men aged 65 and over.

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