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Widows

Volume 885: debated on Tuesday 4 February 1975

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will consider, at an early date, abolishing the taxation of widows as "single women".

I have noted my hon. Friend's suggestion, but I do not think that it is the right way to proceed. The better alternative is to increase widows' pensions, as we propose to do again in April.