§ Mr. Ron Thomas
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he is now able to announce the result of the review of the £500 limit, set by the Administration of Estates (Small Payments) Act 1965, on sums which may be paid or distributed on death without probate or other proof of title.240W
§ Mr. Robert Sheldon
The Government propose, subject to parliamentary approval, to increase the limit to £1,500. The necessary statutory instrument is being laid before Parliament today.