§ 24. Mr. Newton
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what consideration he is giving to the Equal Opportunities Commission's report "Income Tax and Sex Discrimination."
§ 31. Mrs. Joyce Butler
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what study he is making of the recent document published by the Equal Opportunities Commission, about married women's income tax; if he will now review the difficulties experienced by married women in regard to their income tax anomalies; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Denzil Davies
The document is a consultative paper, and the Equal Opportunities Commission has asked for comment on it from a variety of organisations and individuals. My right hon. Friend looks forward to hearing from the Commission in due course how people have reacted to it. In the meantime he has asked the Inland Revenue to consider the points which are made in the paper and the implications of the options which are set out in it.