§ Mr. A. Lewis
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will state for each financial year since 1951, the tax reliefs applicable to those persons who were in receipt of the national average wage in 1951 of £8 per week, £10 per week, £12 per week, £1,000 per annum, £2,000 per annum, £5,000 per annum, and £20,000 per annum, respectively; and on the basis that these incomes have increased by 5 per cent. per annum since 1951, what has been the saving in tax in each income group for each of the years mentioned.
§ Mr. Green
I would refer the hon. Member to the reliefs and allowances set out in Tables 24 and 25 and page 94 of the latest report of the Commissioners of Inland Revenue (Cmnd. 2283) and Table 24 of its predecessor (Cmnd. 1906). It is not possible to answer the Question more specifically, because a taxpayer's saving in tax depends on the personal reliefs and allowances due to him, as well as on his income level.