HC Deb 19 July 1977 vol 935 c477W
Mr. Newton

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people would benefit if the means-tested element in the age allowance was abolished; and what proportion would be basic-rate taxpayers.

Mr. Robert Sheldon

, pursuant to his reply [Official Report, 18th July 1977], gave the following reply

About 680,000, of whom 80 per cent. would be basic rate taxpayers.

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