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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 3:30 pm on 23rd April 2013.

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Photo of Fiona O'Donnell Fiona O'Donnell Labour, East Lothian 3:30 pm, 23rd April 2013

I hope that the hon. Gentleman will indulge me by taking a couple of steps back, because I am trying to get clarity on the intellectual flexibility that he has advocated. Is he saying to the family of a two-year-old, a three-year-old, a four-year-old and a five-year-old that they should try to find a lodger to move into their property? Does he really think that that is a realistic option, and that there are people who will want to live with a family of four children aged five and under?