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Lone Parents (Allowances)

Volume 13: debated on Monday 23 November 1981

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what representations he has had calling for the abolition of the additional personal allowance for lone parents and the raising of one parent benefit to £7·45; and what consideration he has given to such a proposal.

[pursuant to his reply, 20 November 1981, c. 254]: This was one of the many possibilities for change in the personal taxation system set out for public discussion in the Green Paper "The Taxation of Husband and Wife"—Cmnd. 8093. A number of those who have commented have said they are in favour of such a proposal. I am considering these representations along with the other comments received on the Green Paper.