HC Deb 25 April 1972 vol 835 cc225-6W
Mr. Coombs

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is his estimate of the cost to the Exchequer of exempting from tax, for non-surtax payers only, the retirement pension and the old persons pension drawn by men over the age of 70 years and women over the age of 65 years; and how many people are involved.

Mr. Nott

Nearly £100 million and one and a half million respectively.