Single Person Taxation (Cohabitation)

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 5th July 1973.

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Photo of Sir John Langford-Holt Sir John Langford-Holt , Shrewsbury 12:00 am, 5th July 1973

Does not my hon. Friend agree that it is absolute nonsense for one Department to regard people as being socially together and the other Department to regard them as being socially apart—for them to be regarded by his Department as being economically apart and the second Department as being economically together? Will he ask his right hon. Friend to re-examine the whole question?