HC Deb 16 March 1915 vol 70 cc1901-2
16 and 6. Mr. KING

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War (1) whether he is aware that certain Army officers have as much as three months' pay overdue to them; whether steps will be taken to expedite payments; and (2) whether the Chancellor of the Exchequer is aware of the delay which Army officers sometimes experience in receiving their pay, and that four different Government officials or Departments have to be notified of the actual rates of Income Duty payable by officers; and whether, in connection with his forthcoming Budget, he is considering whether a simplification of collection or deduction can be made, thus obviating the present delays both in payments to officers and in payment of Income Tax?


No cases of prolonged delay such as my hon. Friend mentions have come to my notice, but if he will give me any particulars he has I will have inquiry made.