HC Deb 03 November 1959 vol 612 c851
42. Captain Pilkington

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether, in order to encourage higher education wherever possible, he will take steps to relieve the burden of taxation on parents paying school fees.

Mr. Amory

I have noted my hon. and gallant Friend's suggestion, but I cannot anticipate my Budget statement.

Captain Pilkington

Will my right hon. Friend agree that action such as this would make university education available to many more people?

Mr. Amory

There was a very considerable increase in the Income Tax personal allowances made by my predecessor in the 1957 Budget.

Mr. Chetwynd

Are we to understand from the Chancellor's statement that he has gone into voluntary purdah rather earlier this year?

Mr. Amory

The season does seem to be opening a little early.