§ 71. Mr. Nabarro
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer, in respect of the financial year ended 5th April, 1960, how many assessments were raised under Income Tax Schedule A for owner-occupiers of domestic hereditaments; how many maintenance relief claims were submitted; and what were the respective aggregate amounts of assessments and maintenance relief claims, correct to the nearest £1,000,000.
§ Sir E. Boyle
It is estimated that there are about 6 million owner-occupiers of dwellings, of whom nearly 600,000 submitted maintenance claims in 1959–60: some of those claims related to more than one year of claim.
The total tax attributable to owner-occupiers, including Surtax and including Income Tax collected indirectly by restricting the P.A.Y.E. coding, is estimated at £45 million; this is the net figure after allowing about £10 million maintenance relief.