HC Deb 24 October 1985 vol 84 cc192-3W
Q14. Mr. Thurnham

asked the Prime Minister if the Government will now introduce legislation to provide financial incentives for private contributions for charitable purposes, including famine relief.

Mr. Biffen

I have been asked to reply.

Tax relief is already given for payments made to a charity under a deed of covenant. The Government have introduced a number of measures to encourage charitable giving; for example, in this year's Budget the limit on covenanted donations qualifying for higher rate tax relief was increased from £5,000 to £10,000.