HC Deb 06 May 1957 vol 569 c45W
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.

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