HC Deb 09 March 1954 vol 524 c1922
32. Mr. Jay

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether, in considering his forthcoming Budget, he will give a high priority to a substantial increase in the Income Tax child allowance.

Mr. R. A. Butler

I will consider the right hon. Gentleman's suggestion, along with other suggestions which have been made to me in connection with my forthcoming Budget.

Mr. Jay

Would the Chancellor agree that this would be a desirable concession to make simultaneously with the introduction of equal pay?

Mr. Butler

I think that must be a matter for the future.