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Personal Income Tax

Volume 973: debated on Wednesday 14 November 1979

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) when the computerisation of the personal income tax system will be completed;(2) when he plans to publish the Green Paper on eliminating discrimination against women in the taxation system;(3) if he has any plans to make further changes to the personal income tax system to reduce discrimination between the sexes; and if he will make a statement;

(4) if, in any further financial measures for which he is responsible, he will ensure that no further discriminatory measures between the sexes will be included in the personal taxation system;

(5) whether he has any plans to narrow the gap between the married man's tax allowance and the single person's tax allowance.

(6) what is the cost of the computer installation for the personal income tax system and the cost of its reorganisation.

(7) whether it would be necessary to write a new computer programme for the personal income tax system if equal taxation were introduced by virtue of the repeal of section 37 of the Income and Corporation Taxes Act.