HC Deb 04 December 1967 vol 755 cc218-9W
79. Mr. Farr

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what representations Her Majesty's Government have made to the Government of the Republic of Ireland with a view to exempting the social security pensions to British pensioners living in that country from Income tax; and what reply he has received.

Mr. Harold Lever


Mr. Hooson

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will prepare a short document setting out in simple terms the full tax implications to farmers of the receipt of compensation money following slaughter of stock due to foot-and-mouth disease; and if he will seek talks with the relevant farming unions to see if any modification of the tax position is desirable in the light of the predicament of farmers during the present unprecedented outbreak.

Mr. Harold Lever

Leaflet No. 271 which is available to farmers at local Tax Offices explains the tax treatment in these cases. As regards the second part of the question, I would refer to the answer given by my right hon. Friend the Chief Secretary to the hon. Member for Banff (Mr. Baker) on 21st November, 1967.—[Vol. 754, c. 289.]

Mr. Roebuck

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is his estimate of the effect, in weekly terms, of a reduction of sixpence in the standard rate of Income Tax for a married man with two children under 11 years of age who is earning £20 a week, £30 a week and £40 a week, respectively.

Mr. Harold Lever

Taking into account the receipt of the current 8s. family allowance, the figures for which my hon. Friend asks are: no change, and reductions of tax of about 3s. 5d. and 7s. 4d. a week respectively.

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