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 John Nott Mr John Nott , St Ives 12:00 am, 5th July 1973

I cannot answer for the system used by the Supplementary Benefits Commission. That is a matter for my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Social Services. In the tax system, which deals with many millions of taxpayers, it would not be practicable for tax inspectors to make the sort of inquiries into people's private lives and habits that the hon. Member seems to wish.