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Government Employment (Health And Safety)

Volume 958: debated on Tuesday 21 November 1978

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asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether, in view of the responsibilites of central Government for water, sewerage and roads, he will introduce legislation to extend the provisions of the health and safety at work order to Crown employment.

The provisions of the order already extend to employment under the Crown, and so apply to people em-

Allowance1976-771977-78 (provisional)1978-79 (estimated)
Single person's allowance2,7003,2503,200
Married person's allowance5,0006,5006,600
Wife's earned income allowance1,5501,8501,800
Age allowances295260265
The estimates are the costs of withdrawing the allowances singly and should not therefore be totalled. They do not include the tax which would become collectable if the allowances were withdrawn from persons whose incomes are not reported to the Inland Revenue— mainly elderly persons with national insurance retirement pensions and possibly small amounts of other taxable income, which in total are too small to be liable to tax.The costs of the single person's allowance and married person's allowance include the cost of the allowance to persons benefiting from the age allowance, up to the limit of the single and married allowance. The extra cost of the age allowances, on top of the single and married allowances, is shown in the table.