Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 20th April 1970.

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Photo of Mr James Dickens Mr James Dickens , Lewisham West 12:00 am, 20th April 1970

Surely there must be some saving to the Inland Revenue if a large number of people are taken out of paying tax? Many of those who might have been paying will almost certainly have taken up all sorts of problems with the Inland Revenue about the amount of tax they should pay, exemptions, allowances and so on. By taking people out of the income tax-paying bracket—and my right hon. Friend the Chancellor might have been much more ambitious here—surely my right hon. Friend may claim some savings?