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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

I look forward to my hon. Friend tabling amendments to that effect. It would at least provide variation. I was struck by the equivocal response of the hon. Member for Newcastle upon Tyne North. She argued that increasing the personal allowance may benefit higher rate taxpayers, but then she complained that the adjustment in the basic rate limit means it particularly focuses on basic rate taxpayers.