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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 3:45 pm on 23rd April 2013.

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Photo of Brooks Newmark Brooks Newmark Conservative, Braintree 3:45 pm, 23rd April 2013

People have a choice whether they have one, two, three, four or five children and they have to live with the consequences.

The final point that I want to make is on amendment 9, which I know was not selected. I am curious as to why, among all the amendments that the Opposition could have tabled—I appreciated that removal of the 10p tax rate caused a lot of angst at the last election for Labour supporters—they did not propose bringing the 10p tax rate back in any of their amendments.