HC Deb 17 July 1919 vol 118 cc580-1
61. Lieut. - Colonel ARCHER - SHEE

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether, in view of the fact that the income Tax Commissioners have no authority to give effect to the Government's decision to issue disability pensions and gratuities free of Income Tax until the Finance Bill has been passed, he will arrange that special permission shall be granted pending the necessary legislation?

The CHANCELLOR of the EXCHEQUER (Mr. Chamberlain)

My hon. and gallant Friend is under a misapprehension. After the announcement on the 13th February, that it was proposed to seek authority to exempt disability pensions and gratuities from Income Tax, arrangements were made that, pending legislative sanction for the proposed relief, Income Tax should not be deducted in respect of the pensions and gratuities in question.

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