HC Deb 18 May 1990 vol 172 c572W
Mr. Butterfill

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when savers will first be able to open TESSA accounts.

Mr. Lilley

The legislation will provide that a TESSA may be opened from 1 January 1991. The earliest practical date for most people will be 2 January in England and Wales and Northern Ireland or 3 January in Scotland.