HC Deb 02 February 1977 vol 925 cc191-2W
Mr. George Cunningham

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is the value to a parent resident in Great Britain of child tax allowances for three children under 11 years of age resident in Bangladesh, assuming full entitlement to relief at the basic rate, expressing the value as a multiple of the national income per head of Bangladesh according to the latest available estimate.

Mr. Robert Sheldon,

pursuant to his reply [Official Report, 31st January 1977; Vol. 925, c. 49], gave the following information:

The latest available information as to the national income per head in Bangladesh relates to 1972–73.

The value in 1972–73 to a United Kingdom taxpayer paying the standard rate of tax of three child tax allowances for children under 11 was £232, equivalent roughly to 7½ times the estimated national income per head in Bangladesh.

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