§ 65 and 66. Mr. Sunderland
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) if he will consider the extension of the £80 earned income allowance now granted to a married woman, to the woman in receipt of a war widow's pension who is compelled to engage in gainful employment in order to maintain herself and her children;
(2) if he is aware of the hardship caused through the small personal allowance of £80 for Income Tax purposes to widows and spinsters who have to maintain a home out of their pensions and/or earnings; and whether he will take steps to increase the allowance at an early date.
§ 67 . Captain Crowder
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he is aware of the hardship imposed on taxicab proprietors as a result of the heavy Purchase Tax which is charged on new vehicles; and whether, having regard to the fact that all other vehicles used solely for public transport purposes are not subject to Purchase Tax, he will exempt new taxicabs from this tax.
§ 71. Mr. Nutting
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will consider an early reduction of taxation for lower income groups and, in particular, more generous allowances for unmarried working men and women and old age pensioners.