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Charities (Tax Relief)

Volume 978: debated on Wednesday 6 February 1980

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much tax relief was granted in the last financial year in respect of contributions to charitable institutions; and what proportion of this amount was in respect of educational institutions.

In the financial year 1978–79 £45 million income tax was repaid to charitable institutions in respect of deeds under covenant.I regret that information on the proportion in respect of educational institutions is not available.