HC Deb 19 March 1986 vol 94 cc222-3W
Mr. Frank Field

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) if he will list for 1978–79 and for the latest available date the revenue cost of granting tax relief for (i) life assurances, (ii) mortgage tax relief, (iii) approved pension schemes, (iv) employers' contributions to funded pension schemes, (v) retirement annuity premiums. (vi) age allowance and (vii) capital gains exemption for selling main residence; if he will express the growth in each of these totals in terms of a percentage increase in (a) money terms and (b) real terms; and if each set of data for both points in time could be expressed as a percentage of total Government revenue;

(2) if he will estimate for the coming year the revenue cost of granting tax relief on mortgage interest payments.

Mr. Moore

I shall let the hon. Member have replies as soon as possible.