HC Deb 18 February 1988 vol 127 c722W
Mr. Boswell

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if the special payments being made to social security beneficiaries on account of the miscalculations of the retail prices index are being treated as exempt from tax.

Mr. Norman Lamont

[holding answer 15 February 1988]: These special ex-gratia payments are not taxable.

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