§ 52. Mr. Collins
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what annual contributions towards the cost of food and similar consumer subsidies paid out of Income Tax are made by married men with two children and an earned income of respectively, £200, £300, £400 and £600 per annum.
§ Mr. Dalton
In the first two cases no Income Tax is payable, in the third £5, in the fourth £63 15s. But it would be misleading to relate payments of one particular tax to any one item of national expenditure.
§ Mr. Collins
is this not evidence of the value of consumer subsidies and Income Tax reliefs to people who have family responsibilities and a low income, and will my right hon. Friend bear this in mind when attacks are made on the system?