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 Mr Brian Walden Mr Brian Walden , Birmingham All Saints 12:00 am, 5th July 1973

Must it not be an injustice that a woman can be knocked off supplementary benefit because she is living with a man—it being assumed that the man is supporting her—and yet the man cannot make any claim on the Inland Revenue for her support? Surely the Government are trying to have the argument both ways.