§ Mr. Arthur Lewis
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is the upper limit of the daily allowance paid for attendance to the Members of the House of Lords as at 1 April; and, on the assumption that the peers are married with normal marriage allowances and other tax allowances, what this stated tax-free daily allowance is worth on a taxed basis to peers with other incomes of £5,000, £6,000, £7,000, £8,000, £9,000, £10,000, £20,000 and above per annum.
§ Mr. Peter Rees
[pursuant to his reply, 16 April 1981, c. 221]: The maximum daily allowance for reimbursement of the expenses of attendance payable to Members of the House of Lords at 1 April is £44. For a married man, the gross amounts per day that at different income levels would leave £44 per day after tax are as follows:
Annual Income and Value before tax of £44 per day tax-free allowance to a married man £ £ per day 5,000 62.86 6,000 7,000 8,000 9,000 10,000 20,000 88.00 30,000 110.00 50,000 110.00