§ Mr. Michael Brown
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what proposals he has to bring supplementary benefit for the unemployed into tax; and when he expects to introduce them;
(2) what proposals he has to bring unemployment benefit into tax; and when he expects to introduce them.116W
§ Mr. Peter Rees
As my right hon. and learned Friend said in his Budget Statement last year, it is our intention to bring into tax unemployment benefit and supplementary benefit paid to the unemployed with effect from April 1982. The detailed proposals for this will be in legislation which we shall introduce in the coming Finance Bill.