§ 75. Mr. E. Johnson
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what was the total amount of Tobacco Duty relief allowed to retirement pensioners in the financial year 1956–57; and what percentage of pensioners received it.
§ Mr. Powell:
About £15½ million for retirement pensioners, in addition to about £¾ million for non-contributory old-age pensioners. Roughly 53 per cent, of pensioners holding pensions which qualify them for Tobacco Duty relief, if they are habitual smokers, apply for and get the relief.