Food Price Increases (Tax Allowances)

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 17th June 1952.

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Photo of Mr R.A. Butler Mr R.A. Butler , Saffron Walden 12:00 am, 17th June 1952

I am very glad that the hon. Lady has had a crack at the other side. In all seriousness, I would say that it is very difficult for the State or the Government of the day to reach every case. For example, if persons or families do not pay Income Tax it is impossible to relieve them by Income Tax relief, and it is difficult to reach every section. I would remind the hon. Lady that the benefits of the Budget, taken as a whole, and with the aid of family allowances and other things, do good among all sections of the community.