§ Ms Harman
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what would be the reduction in tax payable in 1995–96 resulting from full indexation of relief on the married couple's allowance for those aged over 65 years to pensioner couples paying tax at(a) the lower rate, (b) the basic rate and (c) the higher rate if they are (i) 65 to 74 years and (ii) 75 years and over taking account of the proposals announced in his Budget of November 1993.
§ Mr. Dorrell
[holding answer 17 June 1994]: In 1995–96 the age-related married couples allowances will be increased by £330, as announced in the November 1993 Budget. This is significantly higher than the increase which would result from indexation of the allowances.