§ 30. Mr. McKay
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what tax a married couple had to pay in 1957–58 on an investment income of £800 if married and 66 years old; what is the tax in 1958–59; and what was the Income Tax on a single man aged 66 years with an investment income of £800 for the same periods.
§ Mr. McKay
Am I to understand from those figures that a single man is getting a benefit of £30? Could the hon. and learned Gentleman tell me how it is that a single man is getting relief to that extent because he happens to be 65 or 66, when millions of pensioners who have only £130 a year, or 50s. per week, can get no pensions? Will he reconsider this matter for the pensioners?