HC Deb 18 October 1972 vol 843 cc99-100W
Mr. Clinton Davis

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what discussions he has had with representatives of the building societies concerning proposals to increase building society mortgage interest rates; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Nott

Changes in building society interest rates are a matter for the

or T only and, since the letter L will be used whether a woman is entitled to the lower (single) personal allowance or to the wife's earned income relief, the letters will disclose nothing of the woman's marital status. Moreover, the number of children, if any, for which tax allowances are being given will not be indicated by these letters.