HC Deb 18 May 2004 vol 421 cc886-7W
Harry Cohen

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many senior citizens in(a) Leyton and Wanstead constituency, (b) the London borough of Redbridge area and (c) the London borough of Waltham Forest area qualified for the 10p rate of income tax in each year since its introduction. [174187]

Dawn Primarolo

The requested information is given in the following table.

Number of pensioner taxpayers
Number: Thousand
2000–01 2001–02
(a) Leyton and Wanstead constituency 4
(b) London Borough of Redbridge 15 19
(c) London Borough of Waltham Forest 14 12

All income taxpayers benefit from the 10p starting rate. In the Survey of Personal Incomes the sample size of pensioners living in Leyton and Wanstead constituency is relatively small compared to other constituencies so a reliable estimate cannot be given for 2000–01. All estimates should be treated with caution because of sampling variation. Estimates are based on the 2000–01 and 2001–02 Survey of Personal Incomes. Figures for 1999–2000 are currently not available.

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