§ Mrs. Betty Williams
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people pay income tax at(a) 20p in the ££ (b) 23p in the £ and (c) 40p in the £ in (i) Wales, (ii) Scotland, (iii) England and (iv) Northern Ireland. 
§ Dawn Primarolo
[holding answer 24 June 1998]: Estimates of the number of taxpayers who are liable to pay tax at the lower, basic and higher rates of tax are given in the table for 1995–96, the latest year for which this information is available. The estimates are based on the 1995–96 Survey of Personal Incomes.
Number of people liable to tax Thousands at lower rate(20%) at basic rate(25%) at higher rate(40%) Wales 300 820 60 Scotland 500 1,600 170 England 4,800 15,000 1,900 Northern Ireland 160 390 35