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Cheques (Customs Payments)

Volume 934: debated on Monday 27 June 1977

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether it is the practice of Her Majesty's Customs and Excise to accept sterling cheques drawn on Channel Island branches of United Kingdom banks in payment of custom duties levied at ports of entry.

pursuant to his reply [Official Report, 24th June 1977; Vol. 933, c. 612], gave the following information:Yes, but since the Channel Islands are outside the jurisdiction of United Kingdom courts, the cheque has to be cleared or guaranteed by the bank concerned before the goods are released.

REDUCTION IN INCOME TAX RESULTING FROM BUDGET PROPOSALS
Cross earningsSingle personMarried coupleMarried couple with 2 children aged not over 11
££££
23,000858·10916·20721·98
16,000732·25768·00604·20
13,200638·75665·50489·35
11,200535·25558·50472·05
9,200403·25419·50325·70
7,700294·50287·50216·65
The figures assume the full implementation of the Budget proposals, but do not include the amendments to the Finance Bill passed by Standing Committee D on 14th June 1977.For the married couple with two children the figures include the reduction in child tax allowances due to the introduction of the child benefit scheme, which arc largely offset by child benefit.

the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) if he will publish the estimated income tax revenue from taxpayers earnings: (a) less the supplementary benefit and (b) less than family income supplement levels for the latest date.(2) what is his estimate of income tax revenue from taxpayers earning less than supplementary benefit and family income supplement levels, if the personal reliefs were altered to: £1,270 for a married couple, £860 for a single person, £1,760 for a couple over 65 years and £1,105 for a single person over 65 years.

pursuant to his reply [Official Report, 23rd June 1977; Vol. 933, c.526-7], gave the following answer:I regret that information is not available about the total amount of income tax payable by persons whose weekly incomes are consistently below their entitlement levels of supplementary benefit or family income supplement.