HC Deb 09 February 1981 vol 998 c262W
Sir Brandon Rhys Williams

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is the value to a taxpayer with a dependent wife and two children, earning the national average wage, of the tax relief for mortgage interest in the average case; and what is the maximum value of the allowance to any taxpayer whose marginal income tax rate is the standard rate.

Mr. Peter Rees

[pursuant to his reply, 2 February 1981, c. 34]: The value in 1980–81 to a basic rate taxpayer of the mortgage interest relief on an average mortgage and on a mortgage of £25,000 or more is, approximately, £350 and £1,106 a year respectively.