HC Deb 25 June 1979 vol 969 cc54-5W
Mr. James Hamilton

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will consider making all widows' pensions tax free; and if he will make a statement.

18 Mr. Peter Rees

, pursuant to his reply [Official Report,June 1979], gave the following answer:

No. I believe the best way to help those widows most in need is by the increase in tax thresholds and in pensions which we recently announced.