HC Deb 08 December 1955 vol 547 c96W
100. Mr. Arbuthnot

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer the estimated cost of raising the level at which Surtax begins from £2,000 to £3,000.

Mr. H. Brooke

About £25 million in a full year if the rates on the income in excess of £3,000 were left at their present levels, or £41 million if the rates now applied to successive slices of income above £2,000 were used for the corresponding levels above £3,000.