Clause 11 — Tax relief for married couples and civil partners

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister – in the House of Commons at 2:30 pm on 9th April 2014.

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Photo of Bob Stewart Bob Stewart Conservative, Beckenham 2:30 pm, 9th April 2014

Is there any provision that would mean that people who have been together as a family—a man and a woman, with children—for a certain period of time, say five years, would be able to count in the same way as being married to get the tax break? The benefits would then be almost the same, would they not?