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Allowances (Cost)

Volume 958: debated on Tuesday 21 November 1978

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what was the cost of each of single person's tax allowance, married person's tax allowance and wife's earned income allowance in 1976–77 and in 1977–78; and what are the estimated costs in 1978–79.

The estimated costs are as follows:the speech I gave in September 1978 to the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy.