§ Mr. Straw
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer by how much income tax personal allowances for (a) single persons, (b) wive's earned income, (c) married persons, (d) single age and (e) married age need to be uprated to take account of the rise in prices in the most recent appropriate 12-month period calculated according to the indexation provision of the Finance Act 1971, as amended by the Finance Act 1980; and in each case what the cost in 1982–83 is estimated to be.
§ Mr. Ridley
[pursuant to his reply, 15 February 1982, c. 28]: I refer the hon. Member to my answer to the hon. Member for Birmingham, Perry Barr (Mr. Rooker) on 9 February 1982.—[Vol. 17, c. 324–26.] The first two columns of the table show the level of each allowance after uprating, and the full year costs of the increase at 1981–82 income levels.