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Child Tax Allowances (Students' Parents)

Volume 929: debated on Thursday 7 April 1977

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer in what respect the arrangements now proposed for students on the phasing in of the child benefit scheme, the phasing out of child tax allowances and the changes in grants differ from those set out at length by the Chief Secretary to the Treasury in his letter to the right hon. Member for Wan-stead and Woodford dated 22nd March 1977.

There has been no change, with the exception that parents of certain students on full grant or with no grant, who were already on courses at 31st December 1976, will benefit from transitional arrangements, as announced in answer to my hon. Friend the Member for Islington South and Finsbury (Mr. Cunningham) on 29th March.—[Vol. 929, c. 111–12.]

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer when local tax offices were notified of the transitional arrangements to be made for parents of students whose child tax allowances were to have been reduced and who cannot benefit for adjustments to parental contribution scales.

, pursuant to his reply [Official Report, 4th April 1977; Vol. 929, c. 349], gave the following information:Copies of the relevant Inland Revenue Press release dated 29th March, and of an instruction dated 30th March, were despatched to tax offices during the two days 31st March and 1st April.