§ Mr. Chaytor
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many(a) men aged (i) under 65 and (ii) 65 and over and (b) women aged (1) under 60 and (2) 60 and over have been in receipt of married couple's tax allowance since 31 March 1999. 
§ Dawn Primarolo
The numbers of taxpayers who received the married couple's allowance in 1999–2000 are given in the table.
Million Number in receipt of the married couple's allowance Men under 65 7.8 Men 65 and over 1.8 Women under 60 0.2 Women 60 and over 0.1
The estimates are based on the Survey of Personal Incomes.