HC Deb 12 March 1982 vol 19 cc514-5W
Mr. Craigen

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what percentage increase in personal allowances would now be necessary in order to bring those allowances up to the same level in real terms with those in 1979–80.

Mr. Ridley

[pursuant to his reply, 11 March 1982, c. 495.]: An increase of 13 per cent. over the levels proposed for 1982–83 in the Budget would be necessary to bring the main personal allowances to their levels in 1979–80 in real terms.