§ 23. Mr. Corbett
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what has been the change in real terms and in percentage terms of personal tax allowances between the tax years 1973–74 and 1977–78.
§ Mr. Joel Barnett
The increase in the allowances has been 59 per cent. for the single allowance and 88 per cent. for the married allowance. In real terms this represents a fall of about 17 per cent for the single allowance and about 2 per cent. for the married allowance.