HC Deb 20 January 1975 vol 884 c238W
Mr. Marks

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what would be the net cost of increasing widows' pension and widowed mothers' allowance by £3.40 over and above the increase due in April if the extra income tax yield is taken into account as well as the savings on supplementary benefits.

Mr. Alec Jones

About £80 million a year net of supplementary benefit savings. A reliable estimate of the income tax yield cannot be made.

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