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Sexism And The Taxation System

EDM number 1092 in 1994-95, proposed by Harry Barnes on 09/05/1995.

That this House notes that a married or unmarried man with at least one dependent child whose partner is totally incapacitated is able to claim the additional personal tax allowance in respect of the difficulties of care involved in her disability whereas a woman in similar circumstances cannot; further notes the recognition, in a letter to the honourable Member for North East Derbyshire, by the honourable Member for Ealing, Acton, on behalf of the Government that `... the provision may well be regarded as anachronistic' and `... not a wholly satisfactory state of affairs'; regrets, therefore, that the Government has decided to retain the provision and not to extend the tax allowance to women on the same basis as it is available to men; and calls upon the Government to review this sexist and discriminatory position by making it available on an equal basis, in line with the claim in the Taxpayer's Charter that all taxpayers are to be treated with equal fairness.

This motion has been signed by a total of 50 MPs.

Harry Barnes09/05/1995North East DerbyshireProposed
Dennis Turner10/05/1995Wolverhampton South EastSigned
Jack Thompson10/05/1995WansbeckSigned
Peter Bottomley10/05/1995ElthamSigned
Hugh Bayley10/05/1995York, City ofSigned
Mike Hall10/05/1995Warrington SouthSigned
Norman Godman10/05/1995Greenock and Port GlasgowSigned
Jim Dowd10/05/1995Lewisham WestSigned
Terry Davis10/05/1995Birmingham, Hodge HillSigned
Colin Pickthall10/05/1995West LancashireSigned
Peter Hardy10/05/1995WentworthSigned
Eric Illsley10/05/1995Barnsley CentralSigned
Lynne Jones10/05/1995Birmingham, Selly OakSigned
Bill Michie10/05/1995Sheffield, HeeleySigned
Jean Corston10/05/1995Bristol EastSigned
Audrey Wise11/05/1995PrestonSigned
Tony Banks11/05/1995Newham North WestSigned
John Evans11/05/1995St Helens NorthSigned
John Cummings11/05/1995EasingtonSigned
Michael Clapham11/05/1995Barnsley West & PenistoneSigned
William McKelvey11/05/1995Kilmarnock & LoudounSigned
John McAllion11/05/1995Dundee EastSigned
Alan Simpson11/05/1995Nottingham SouthSigned
Ernie Ross11/05/1995Dundee WestSigned
Michael Connarty15/05/1995Falkirk EastSigned
Nick Harvey15/05/1995North DevonSigned
Max Madden16/05/1995Bradford WestSigned
Robert Hughes16/05/1995Aberdeen NorthSigned
Mike Watson17/05/1995Glasgow CentralSigned
Win Griffiths17/05/1995BridgendSigned
Harry Cohen17/05/1995LeytonSigned
Eddie Loyden17/05/1995Liverpool, GarstonSigned
Ken Livingstone17/05/1995Brent EastSigned
Helen Jackson18/05/1995Sheffield, HillsboroughSigned
Jim Cunningham18/05/1995Coventry South EastSigned
Martyn Jones23/05/1995Clwyd South WestSigned
Gerry Sutcliffe24/05/1995Bradford SouthSigned
Llin Golding24/05/1995Newcastle-under-LymeSigned
Bill Etherington25/05/1995Sunderland NorthSigned
Anne Campbell15/06/1995CambridgeSigned
Alan Wynne Williams20/06/1995CarmarthenSigned
David Knox22/06/1995Staffordshire MoorlandsSigned
Peter Hain26/06/1995NeathSigned
Gareth Wardell29/06/1995GowerSigned
Tommy Graham29/06/1995Renfrew West and InverclydeSigned
Jon Owen Jones10/07/1995Cardiff CentralSigned
Roger Berry11/07/1995KingswoodSigned
Margaret Hodge12/07/1995BarkingSigned
Stephen Byers12/07/1995WallsendSigned
Ieuan Wyn Jones14/07/1995Ynys MSigned

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