Peterborough’s MP, Stewart Jackson has been granted time for a Westminster Hall Debate on transferable tax allowances. The debate will take place on Wednesday 28th November 2012 at 9.30am.
David Cameron and other senior Conservatives have repeatedly expressed their commitment to recognising marriage in the tax system, a key policy response to the challenge of social breakdown and became an important manifesto pledge at the 2010 General Election which informed many people’s decision to vote Conservative.
Since the election the Prime Minister has reiterated the commitment to recognise marriage in the tax system on a number of occasions but no action has yet been taken.
You can watch Stewart’s debate on these issues live on www.parliament.tv
Stewart Jackson said:
“I am delighted to have been granted so much time for this very important debate. Marriage tax breaks represent an important issue for my constituents and our society as whole.
There is a lot of evidence that shows marriage has many economic and other benefits to society.”
UPDATE – To read Stewart’s speech, a full transcript of the debate is available in Hansard here