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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 4:15 pm on 23rd April 2013.

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Photo of David Gauke David Gauke The Exchequer Secretary 4:15 pm, 23rd April 2013

From a sedentary position, she says she said yes, but I took a careful note of her answers. Her initial response was, “We don’t oppose it.” Then she said, “We are not against it.” Then she said, “We are not objecting.” Finally she said, “We support it.” That does not strike me as a ringing endorsement of the dramatic increase in the personal allowance, which has made a difference to millions of people.