Clause 11 — Tax relief for married couples and civil partners

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister – in the House of Commons at 3:15 pm on 9th April 2014.

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Photo of Sheila Gilmore Sheila Gilmore Labour, Edinburgh East 3:15 pm, 9th April 2014

For many poorer couples who are living together, whether they are married or not, the benefits system does indeed have a couples penalty. Would the hon. Gentleman be interested in campaigning to end that?