HC Deb 13 June 1950 vol 476 cc6-7
10. Sir Richard Acland

asked the Minister of National Insurance whether, in reviewing the working of the National Insurance Scheme, she will consider the desirability of reintroducing, if necessary in modified form, the former practice of setting off a married woman's earned income allowance against any retirement pension to which she becomes entitled in her own right, so as to ensure that any retirement pension paid to a wife does not result in increased Pay-As-You-Earn contributions being demanded of her husband if he be still in work.

The Chancellor of the Exchequer (Sir Stafford Cripps)

I have been asked to reply. My hon. Friend's suggestion will be brought to the notice of the new Committee on Income Tax in relation to superannuation to which I referred in my Budget speech.

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