HC Deb 17 May 1966 vol 728 c1095
4. Mr Ridley

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much more Income Tax will now be paid by a married farmer, with two children, who buys a tractor worth £1,000, as a result of his change in the allowances for agricultural machinery.

Mr. Diamond

This depends on the amount of his income.

Mr. Ridley

Is not the right hon. Gentleman aware that I mentioned in the Question a constituent of mine with this income who has to pay £39 more a year? How does he think that the ordinary industrial worker would react if he were asked to pay £39 more a year in Income Tax from the average wage?

Mr. Diamond

I am anxious to serve the House, but I am Chief Secretary and not a juggler. There is no reference in the Question to income. The Question refers to buying a tractor worth £1,000.