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Child Allowance

Volume 933: debated on Monday 13 June 1977

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what would be the cost of increasing the additional income tax allowance for widows and others in respect of children fom £420 per annum to (a) £650 per annum and (b) £890 per annum.

pursuant to his reply [Official Report, 19th May 1977; Vol. 932, c. 277-8], gave the following information:At 1977–78 income levels, and assuming full implementation of the Budget proposals, the cost of increasing the additional personal allowance from £420 to (

a) £650 and ( b) £890 would be about £18 million and £35 million respectively.