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Widows And Retirement Pensioners (Tax Relief)

Volume 828: debated on Tuesday 21 December 1971

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will consider the proposal that tax relief be given to widows and retirement pensioners, still working, in respect of rent, rates, heating, lighting, house maintenance, etc.

I do not think it would be right to single out this element in the expenses of working widows and elderly people for special tax relief.