HC Deb 02 April 1963 vol 675 cc231-2
29. Mr. Wingfield Digby

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what would be the cost, in the case of people over 65 years of age, of extending the Income Tax personal allowances for single people from £140 to £250, and for married people from £240 to £400.

Mr. Barber

The cost would be of the order of £60 million.

Mr. Digby

Is my hon. Friend aware that in my constituency, and elsewhere, there are a number of people living on very limited pensions and private savings who are very hard hit? Will he bear their case especially in mind?

Mr. Barber

Obviously, I cannot anticipate the Budget, but, even at this late hour, I shall take note of what my hon. Friend says.