HC Deb 17 September 2003 vol 410 cc863-4W
Mr. Laws

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what his latest estimate is of the cost of income tax relief on approved pension schemes, in cash terms, broken down by each income decile; and if he will make a statement. [130549]

Ruth Kelly

Available estimates of the cost of tax relief on private pensions are contained in table T7.9 of Inland Revenue Statistics. The latest version is on the Inland Revenue website; http://www.inlandrevenue.gov.uk/ stats/pensions/p_t09_1.htm. It is not possible to break these estimates down by income decile.