§ 30. Mr. Wakeham
asked the Chancellor of of the Exchequer what representations he has received on the tax aspects of the child benefit scheme.
§ 43. Mr. Nicholas Winterton
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what representations he has received about the phasing out of the child allowance; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Joel Barnett
Since the present proposals to introduce tax-free child benefit and phase out child tax allowance 687W were announced, I have received a number of letters from individuals, mainly inquiring about the effect of the scheme on their own position. They include letters from parents of students and from higher rate taxpayers whose position, so far as 1977–78 is concerned, was dealt with in the statement I made on 16th November 1976.