HC Deb 07 December 1911 vol 32 c1588

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he has given further consideration to the fact that clergymen of the Church of Ireland living in parish, glebe, or rectory, and Presbyterian ministers who live in manses in Ireland, are debarred from obtaining the relief granted to clergymen of the Church of England and ministers of the Established Church of Scotland by Section 19 of the Finance Act, 1907, because they have not the right to sublet their residences; and whether he will propose an Amendment to the Finance Bill to place unestablished clergymen in Ireland on an equality in this respect with the established clergy in Great Britain?

The CHANCELLOR of the EXCHEQUER (Mr. Lloyd George)

I have nothing to add to the reply given to the hon. Member by my right hon. Friend the Financial Secretary to the Treasury on the 2nd ultimo.


Can the right hon. Gentleman say why these reverend gentlemen should be penalised because they are unable through any fault of their own to sublet their dwellings?