HC Deb 02 April 1968 vol 762 c156
16. Mr. Ridsdale

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer why Mr. Arnold, of 10 Ladysmith Avenue, Brightlingsea has been refused blind allowance on reaching the age of 70 years.

Mr. Harold Lever

Mr. Arnold has not been refused the blind person's allowance; his liability has been computed on the basis of the marginal age exemption relief which is more favourable to him than a computation on the basis of the normal tax allowances due to him.

Mr. Ridsdale

Is not the hon. Gentleman using words to deceive? Is it not a fact that the blind allowance is taken away on reaching the age of 70 in cases like this?

Mr. Lever

That is not so, and the blind person's allowance has not been refused to Mr. Arnold.