Marquess of Hamilton
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether, in view of the fact that of all the National Insurance cash benefits, industrial injury benefit, sickness benefit, unemployment benefit, maternity benefit, widows' pension, death grant and retirement pension, only retirement pension is taxable for Income Tax purposes, he will introduce legislation to alleviate this anomaly.
§ Mr. MacDermot
My right hon. Friend cannot anticipate his Budget Statement, but I should point out that of the benefits mentioned, widows' pensions are also taxable.