HC Deb 01 May 1981 vol 3 c476W
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
20,000 88.00
30,000 110.00
50,000 110.00

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