HC Deb 09 November 1979 vol 973 c363W
Mr. McCrindle

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer for what reasons of policy pensions payments made under a permanent health insurance contract are regarded as investment income, whereas ordinary pension income from an occupational fund is treated as earned income; and if he will seek to amend the law so as to treat the first class of pension payments as earned income.

Mr. Peter Rees

[pursuant to his reply, 7 November 1979, c. 182]: These payments are treated as investment income because, unlike occupational pensions, they do not come within the definition of earned income in the Taxes Act. I have noted my hon. Friend's suggestion that their treatment should be changed.