§ Mr. Rooker
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will update the answer given to the hon. Member for Birmingham, Perry Barr, Official Report, 28 January, c. 511–12, in respect of personal tax allowances based on the February retail price index and incorporate any rounding needed for the operation of the PAYE scheme.
§ Mr. Peter Rees
[pursuant to his reply, 28 February 1980]: Calculation of the changes required by section 22 of the Finance Act 1977 can be completed by use of the January 1980 retail prices index which was published in February 1980. The figures are as follows: 759W 17.82 per cent. is the increase between the average of the December 1978 and January 1979 retail prices index and the average of the December 1979 and January 1980 retail prices index.