HC Deb 12 March 1984 vol 56 cc59-60W
Mr. Heathcoat-Amory

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will take steps to increase the £1,500 limit on sums which may be paid or distributed on death without probate or other proof of title.

Mr. Ian Stewart

The Government propose, subject to parliamentary approval, to increase the limit to £5,000. The necessary statutory instrument is being laid before Parliament today.