HC Deb 22 January 1980 vol 977 c195W
Sir Brandon Rhys Williams

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) if he will publish figures tabulating (a) costs in the current financial year of (1) single person's tax allowance married person's tax allowance, wife's earned income allowance and child benefits and (b) the additional net costs if each of these were increased by 20 per cent. from April 1980, after taking into account the savings on national insurance child additions, children's supplementary benefits and other means-tested benefits;

(2) what would be the net tax expenditure saving in the current financial year if the present single, married and wife's earned income tax allowances were replaced by a uniform adult tax allowance of (a) £700, (b) £900 and (c) £1,000, which married couples could aggregate against the incomes of either spouse, plus a householder's tax allowance of £500, which could be claimed by all ratepayers.

Mr. Peter Rees

I shall let my hon. Friend have a reply as soon as possible.