HC Deb 10 December 1984 vol 69 c370W
Mr. Squire

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what would be the saving in the financial year 1985–86 if only the first £2,005 of the married man's tax allowance were uprated in line with the increase in the retail price index under the formula introduced in section 22(2) of the Finance Act 1977, assuming that that increase is 4.75 per cent.

Mr. Moore

On the assumption that the restriction did not apply to the married age allowance, the extra tax due for 1985–86 would be about £160 million, of which some £130 million would be collected in 1985–86.