§ Mr. Rooker
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if his decision announced on 26th October 1977 to anticipate and implement in 197–78, the increases in the main personal tax allowances required 842W for 1978–79 by the indexation provision of the Finance Act 1977 precludes him from making a further increase for 1978–79.
§ Mr. Robert Sheldon,
pursuant to his reply [Official Report, 21st February 1978; Vol. 944, c. 620], gave the following answer: