HC Deb 05 July 1988 vol 136 c525W
Mr. Nicholas Brown

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if, pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Newcastle upon Tyne, East of 16 June,Official Report, columns 269–70, he will make a statement on the factors governing the decision on the extent to which pensioners' tax allowances are uprated in line with married man's and single person's tax allowances.

Mr. Norman Lamont

[holding answer 28 June 1988]: Changes in personal allowances depend on Budget priorities each year. This year all the main personal allowances, including age allowances, were raised by twice the amounts required under statutory indexation.