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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury – in the House of Commons at 11:30 am on 28th January 2014.

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Photo of Danny Alexander Danny Alexander The Chief Secretary to the Treasury 11:30 am, 28th January 2014

May I first take this opportunity to congratulate my hon. Friend, and my hon. Friend Jo Swinson, on recently becoming parents? He is quite right to suggest that further increases in the personal allowance would benefit all parts of the population. The Chancellor will make announcements in the Budget in March and, as a party, we will be campaigning for further increases in the personal allowance, precisely to ensure that the benefits are spread as widely as possible.