HC Deb 12 July 1973 vol 859 c403W
Mrs. Castle

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will give an estimate of the costs and savings resulting from the tax credit scheme with the same breakdown as is given in the memorandum submitted by the Tax Credit Study Group to the Select Committee on 17th May and printed on page 413 of the minutes of evidence, assuming that the tax credits are on a "revenue-neutral" basis of £3–30 for a single person, £4–90 for a married couple and £165 for each child.

Mr. Nott

This information is not available and could be provided only at disproportionate cost. Such a scheme in any event would not achieve the social objectives of the tax credit scheme proposed in the Green Paper.