HC Deb 12 July 1982 vol 27 c819
Mr. Brittan

I beg to move amendment No. 158, in page 26, line 26, leave out from beginning to 'there' in line 27 and insert— `(c) in subsection (5) (relevant amounts) the following paragraph shall be substituted for paragraph (a) (a) in a case where the supplementary allowance is paid to a person—

  1. (i) to whom subsection (3)(a) above applies and he is for the purpose of the said Act of 1976 one of a married or unmarried couple the other one of whom is within section 8 of that Act and the said paragraph 10 applies to him, or
  2. (ii) to whom subsection (3)(b) above applies, to the amount specified in the said paragraph 10;";
and at the end of that subsection'. The amendment is a minor relieving alteration to the provisions in the Finance Act 1981, bringing into tax supplementary benefit paid to the unemployed and to strikers. It is to correct an error that crept in, and it is the relieving character that the amendment seeks to provide.

I shall he happy to give assistance to the House, if necessary, in explaining the amendment in greater detail. I commend it to the House.

Amendment agreed to.

Further consideration adjourned.—[Mr. Brittan.]

Bill (as amended in the Committee, and as amended in the Standing Committee), to be further considered this day.