§ 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 193W 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.