§ 10. Sir Richard Acland
asked the Minister of National Insurance whether, in reviewing the working of the National 7 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.