HC Deb 14 July 1981 vol 8 c336W
Mrs. Renée Short

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what consideration has been given to allowing tax relief for those people following Open University courses in respect of their fees and unavoidable expenses such as for books.

Mr. Peter Rees

[pursuant to his reply, 9 July 1981]: I have noted the hon. Member's suggestion, but it would mean a further narrowing of the tax base and this would conflict with our goal of limiting the total tax burden.