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Indexed Borrowing

Volume 22: debated on Monday 19 April 1982

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what amounts are included in "Public Expenditure Plans", Cmnd. 8494, in respect of the cost of servicing indexed borrowing; and how they are computed.

allowance; and how many such claimants earn sufficient to receive the full amount of the £180 rise in allowance during 1981–82.

About 35,000 blind people currently claim the blind persons allowance, of whom, it is estimated, about 30,000 will have sufficient income in 1982–83 to benefit either wholly or in part. Of the latter, it is estimated that approximately 90 per cent.—that is, about 27,000—will benefit in full.