Tax Relief (Spastic Children)

Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 18th July 1967.

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Photo of Mr Alexander Eadie Mr Alexander Eadie , Midlothian 12:00 am, 18th July 1967

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what representations he has received from organisations and individuals asking for additional tax relief to the parents of spastic children, and what reply he has sent.

Photo of Mr Niall MacDermot Mr Niall MacDermot , Derby North

I know of no representations apart from a letter from my hon. Friend about a particular case, to which I replied on 19th May.

Photo of Mr Alexander Eadie Mr Alexander Eadie , Midlothian

Some tax dispensation to the parents of these children would be greatly appreciated. Will not my hon. and learned Friend give favourable consideration to it?

Photo of Mr Niall MacDermot Mr Niall MacDermot , Derby North

It is a matter on which we all have sympathy, but the difficulties were discussed in a debate on a new Clause on the Finance Bill this year, on 15th June last, to which I refer my hon. Friend.