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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 3:00 pm on 23rd April 2013.

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Photo of David Crausby David Crausby Labour, Bolton North East 3:00 pm, 23rd April 2013

Order. First, interventions should be short; they are not speeches. Secondly, I have tried to give a bit of licence as far as the so-called bedroom tax is concerned—I cannot remember the other description—but I am definitely clinging to amendment 8, which will review the overall impact of the Government’s Budget measures on the living standards of basic rate taxpayers. I do not believe that the bedroom tax is linked to those Budget measures; it is part of the Social Security Act. While I have been happy for this debate to expand a little, we should pull ourselves back to clause 2, which is about personal allowances for those born after 5 April, and the two amendments.