§ Mr. Squire
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services how many social security recipients experience a 100 per cent. taper on their earnings under the provisions of the Social Security Act 1986.
§ Mr. Scott
I refer my hon. Friend to my reply of 25 March at columns244–46, which stated that no full-time workers now experience combined income tax and benefit withdrawal rates of 100 per cent. or more as a result of benefit reductions when earnings rise. Similar figures for part-time workers reflecting the provisions of the Social Security Act 1986 are not yet available.