HC Deb 11 March 1980 vol 980 c548W
Mr. Ralph Howell

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer, further to his reply to the hon. Member for North Norfolk, Official Report, 21 February, column 345, if he will show what increases and what percentage increases in the main tax allowances and in child benefit would be necessary in 1980–81 in order to ensure that there is no increase in the number of people paying tax by comparison with 1979–80.

Mr. Peter Rees

This will depend on the increase in incomes in 1980–81 compared with 1979–80.