HC Deb 07 December 1978 vol 959 c757W
Mr. Channon

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he proposes to exempt war widows' pensions from income tax.

Mr. Robert Sheldon:

War widows' pensions already enjoy the benefit of 50 per cent. exemption from income tax. I do not think it would be justifiable to extend this exemption further.