HC Deb 14 February 1997 vol 290 cc347-8W
Mr. Olner

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will estimate the cost of making invalid care allowance tax free when the recipient is also in receipt of a non-state pension. [15589]

Mr. Jack

The estimated cost for 1997–98 of exempting invalid care allowance from tax for all claimants is about £20 million. A reliable estimate of the cost for claimants who are in receipt of a non-state pension is not available.