Phasing Out of Aprt

Part of Orders of the Day — Finance Bill – in the House of Commons at 7:45 pm on 28th April 1983.

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Photo of Dr Dickson Mabon Dr Dickson Mabon , Greenock and Port Glasgow 7:45 pm, 28th April 1983

I understand the difficulty of drawing a line, but why have the Government chosen 1 April 1982? I realise that if the Government moved back one year there would be complaints and assertions that they should have moved back two years. However, what is the intellectual justification for drawing the line at 1982 rather than at 1981?