HC Deb 17 June 1996 vol 279 c302W
Mr. Alan Howarth

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what was the cost of tax exemption for permanent health insurance payments in 1995–96. [32237]

Mr. Jack

Precise figures are not available centrally, but, based on the latest information from the Association of British Insurers, it is estimated that in 1995–96 the cost of exempting benefits payable under permanent health insurance policies is about £30 million.