HC Deb 17 May 1976 vol 911 cc344-5W
Mr. Rooker

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will remove from liability to income tax those war widows over the age of 85 years who have not been required to fill in a tax return for over 25 years.

Mr. Robert Sheldon

The income tax age allowance already gives people aged 65 or more a higher tax threshold than those of working age, and I do not think that it would be right to increase this advantage for war widows by reference to another age point.

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