Motion made, and Question,
(1) Section 24(5) of the Finance Act 1980 (increase of personal reliefs) shall not apply for the year 1981–82.
(2) In section 18 of the Income and Corporation Taxes Act 1970 (relief for blind persons)—
And it is hereby declared that it is expedient in the public interest that this Resolution should have statutory effect under the provisions of the Provisional Collection of Taxes Act 1968.—[Sir Geoffrey Howe.]
§ put forthwith pursuant to Standing Order No. 94 (Ways and Means motions):—
§ The House divided:Ayes 317, Noes 266.149
§ Question accordingly agreed to.