§ Mr. Win Griffiths
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security if he will publish the relevant extracts from leaflets available to the general public in which advance notice has been given of the Government's intention to make invalidity benefit subject to income tax.
§ Mr. Scott
Reference to the intention to extend taxation to invalidity benefit has been included in the Department's leaflet about the benefit (NI 16A) since April 1983. The current wording is as followsInvalidity Benefit is not taxable, even when you continue to get it after 65 (men) or 60 (women). It is planned to tax it some time in the future, but a date hasn't yet been set".