§ Mr. MacShane
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many taxpayers are currently entitled to(a) the basic personal allowance, (b) the married couple's allowance, (c) the non-aged married couple's allowance and (d) the additional personal allowance. 
§ Dawn Primarolo
[holding answer 24 February 1998]: It is estimated that, in 1998–99, some 26.2 million income taxpayers will receive the personal allowance. In addition to this, many more individuals will be kept out of tax by their personal allowance. Around 10.8 million individual taxpayers will benefit from the married couple's allowance, of which 9.6 million people will get the non-aged married couple's allowance. About 840,000 will receive the additional personal allowance.