HC Deb 06 December 1989 vol 163 cc236-7W
Miss Emma Nicholson

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much the married couple's allowance, which is to be introduced in April 1990, will be worth as a proportion of the current available personal allowances.

Mr. Lilley

[holding answer 4 December 1989]: The value of the married couple's allowance in 1989–90 terms is £1,590, equivalent to the different between the present single person's and married man's allowances. My right hon. Friend will announce the level of allowances for 1990–91 in the usual way, in next year's Budget.