§ Mr. Pardoe
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will estimate for the current tax year and for 1975–76 the revenue forgone by housekeeper allowance, and the percentage of this which is at higher rates of tax.
§ Mr. Robert Sheldon
The estimated revenue forgone for both the current year and 1975–76 is about £1½ million. The proportions at higher rates are about 4 per cent. and 2 per cent., respectively.