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Personal Allowances

Volume 887: debated on Tuesday 25 February 1975

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is the estimated number of taxpayers in receipt of the additional personal allowance; and how many of these are widows or single parents.

In 1972–73—the latest year for which figures are available—about 350,000 taxpayers were in receipt of the additional personal allowance. Of this total, about 20,000 were married men with incapacitated wives. The division of the balance between widows and other categories is not known.