HC Deb 06 February 1951 vol 483 cc1536-7
60. Mr. Gilbert Longden

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will consider increasing the amount of the deduction for Income Tax purposes which may be made under Section 22 (1) of the Finance Act, 1920, by a claimant who maintains a relative either because that relative, or because the claimant himself, is incapacitated by old age or infirmity from maintaining himself.

Mr. Gaitskell

The hon. Member will not expect me to anticipate my Budget statement.

Mr. Longden

Will the right hon. Gentleman remember this small point when framing his Budget statement, so as to give some relief to a very hard-pressed section of the community?

Mr. Gaitskell

I will take note of what the hon. Member says.