HC Deb 10 March 1980 vol 980 c449W
Dr. McDonald

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) if he will publish in the Official Report a table giving for 1955–56, 1960–61, 1965–66, 1970–71, 1975–76 and 1979–80 (a) the tax threshold for married couples with two children, aged under 5 years and 5 to 10 years, and for four children, one aged under 5 years, two aged 5 to 10 years and one aged 11 years, respectively, (b) the level of income at which such families would begin to pay tax at the standard rate and (c) the level of eligibility for supplementary benefit for such families.

(2) How many taxpayers are subject to earned income at (a) the reduced rate of band of tax, (b) the standard rate of tax and (c) each of the higher rates of tax, showing married couples counting as one, and earning wives counted separately.

Mr. Peter Rees

I will let the hon. Member have a reply as soon as possible.

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