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State Pension - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 11:15 am on 28th April 2016.

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Photo of Lord Lawson of Blaby Lord Lawson of Blaby Conservative 11:15 am, 28th April 2016

My Lords, will the Government seriously consider ending the anomalously tax-free status of the winter fuel payment by consolidating it into the basic state pension, which is, of course, taxable?