§ Sir Ian Gilmour
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer by what percentage the rate of single person's and married man's income tax allowances has increased between April 1979 and April 1988.
§ Mr. Lawson
[holding answer 9 December 1988]Between 1979–80 and 1988–89, the single person's income tax allowance has increased by 22 per cent. in real terms and the married man's allowance has increased by 23 per cent. in real terms.