HC Deb 28 April 1971 vol 816 cc107-8W
117. Mr. Meacher

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment by how much, for a married worker with three children aged three, seven and 12 years, the income ceiling has been increased for eligibility for rate rebates since these were introduced; what were the dates of each increase; and what were the new income levels established on each occasion.

Mr. Graham Page

For a married couple with three children the income limit governing eligibility for full rebate was £14.50 in 1966, was increased to £17.00 from 1st October, 1968 and again, to £18.25, from 1st October, 1970. Some rebate may still be payable when income slightly exceeds this figure, depending on the size of the rate bill.