HC Deb 12 February 1998 vol 306 c377W
18. Mrs. Lait

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make a statement on his plans for the future of independent married women's taxation. [27219]

Mr. Darling

Decisions on tax are a matter for my right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer's Budget statement. The hon. lady would not expect me to anticipate it. But my right hon. Friend has already made clear that there will be no return to the pre-1990 system in which a married woman was effectively treated as a chattel for tax purposes.

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