Income Tax (Personal Allowances)

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 10th November 1977.

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Photo of Sir Albert Costain Sir Albert Costain , Folkestone and Hythe 12:00 am, 10th November 1977

Does my right hon. and learned Friend agree that the Government's policy would be better understood if the Chancellor told people, for instance, what a 10 per cent. or 20 per cent. rise for miners would mean in terms of the price of a ton of coal? Would that not help the ordinary person to understand what would be the result of a 10 per cent rise in wages?