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Maternity Pay

Volume 928: debated on Friday 18 March 1977

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether the six weeks' maternity pay payable by employer to employee is taxable.

, pursuant to his reply [Official Report, 16th March 1977; Vol. 928, c. 237], gave the following information:I assume that my hon. Friend is referring to maternity pay payable under the Employment Protection Act 1975. This pay will be taxable.