asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what consideration he is giving to the extension of the additional age tax allowance to women at the age of 60 years.
[pursuant to his reply, 29 April 1982, c. 314]: I do not consider an extension of the age allowance would be justified, for the reasons given by my right hon. and learned Friend the Chief Secretary when this matter was discussed during the Committee stage of the Finance Bill.—[Vol. 22, c. 490–1.]