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Clause 2 - Personal allowance for 2013-14 for those born after 5 April 1948

Part of Finance (No. 2) Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 4:00 pm on 23rd April 2013.

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Photo of Sheila Gilmore Sheila Gilmore Labour, Edinburgh East 4:00 pm, 23rd April 2013

I am disappointed that the hon. Member appears not to have taken note of the report that I referred to earlier from the Resolution Foundation which points out that if we want to help people on lower incomes, there may be more targeted and better ways of doing it. At least that is an option that should be considered and not ruled out as he is doing.