HC Deb 23 April 2004 vol 420 c688W
Mr. Pike

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many senior citizens in Burnley qualified for the 10p rate of income tax in each year since its introduction. [167905]

Dawn Primarolo

All income taxpayers benefit from the 10p starting rate. The Survey of Personal Incomes estimates there are about 4,000 and 5,000 state retirement pension age taxpayers in the Burnley constituency in 2000–01 and 2001–02 respectively. Figures for 1999–2000 are currently not available.