HC Deb 14 August 1919 vol 119 c1622

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether, in view of the recent decision given in the Court of the King's Bench in the case of Curtis, surveyor of taxes, and Holds worth, when the appeal of the Crown against the finding of the General Commission for Income Tax at York, that acting-paymasters were in fact doing work of a military character, was dismissed, he will give the reasons for the refusal of the Special Commissioner of Income Tax at the War Office to assess the incomes of lady superintendents of the Army Pay Department at military rates, seeing that these ladies are doing the same work and carrying out the same duties as acting-paymasters or other officers of the Army Pay Department; and whether he will consider the advisability of reversing the decision of the Special Commissioner?


I am inquiring into this matter, and will communicate with my hon. Friend as soon as I am in. a position to do so.