HC Deb 31 March 1927 vol 204 cc1418-9
64. Mr. LOOKER

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the cost to the Exchequer would be if single men were placed upon the same footing as married men and widowers in respect of housekeepers and dependants' allowances for the purposes of Income Tax?


I regret I am unable to give an estimate of the cost to the Exchequer of placing single men upon the same footing as widowers in respect of the housekeeper's allowance.

As regards the allowance for dependent relatives, if my hon. Friend will refer to the provisions of Section 22 of the Finance Act, 1920, he will see that no distinction is made between single and others in the grant of this allowance.