§ Mr. Portillo
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people aged 65 years and above pay income tax at the(a) basic and (b) higher rate; and how many did so in the financial year 1996–97. 
§ Dawn Primarolo
[holding answer 5 June 2000]I refer the right hon. Gentleman to the answer given to the hon. Member for Sutton and Cheam (Mr. Burstow) on 8 June 2000,Official Report, column 382W.