HC Deb 27 March 1996 vol 274 c611W
Mr. Malcolm Bruce

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is the present annual cost to the Exchequer of the married couple's allowance. [22830]

Mr. Jack

[holding answer 26 March 1996]: The estimated full-year cost at 1996–97 income levels is £3.3 billion. This includes the cost of allowances related to the married couple's allowance—the additional personal allowance and the widow's bereavement allowance.

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