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Widows (Investment Income)

Volume 886: debated on Thursday 20 February 1975

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will consider proposing granting to a widow at the age of 60 years the £500 additional allowance for investment income given to men at the age of 65 years.

No. I think it is fairer that the special income tax reliefs for the elderly should begin at the same age for men and women.