HC Deb 01 March 1965 vol 707 cc186-7W
Mr. Hamling

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will raise the dependant's income limit from £180 to £210, and the upper incomes limit at which no allowance is due from £255 to £285; and how many people he estimates would be able to claim the allowance who could not have claimed it previously.

Mr. Callaghan

As I announced in the House on 11th November, 1964 (OFFICIAL REPORT, col. 1034), I shall include in my coming Budget a proposal to raise the dependant's income limit for dependent relative allowance for 1965–66 in this way. It is estimated that this will enable about 60,000 people to claim a partial allowance who would otherwise not be entitled to claim any allowance.