70. Mr. HUGH EDWARDS
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether, in view of the increased cost of food and the consequent difficulty on the part of people with small incomes to meet the increased cost of living, he can see his way to re consider his decision in regard to making an annual income of £250 the minimum amount as assessable for the purposes of Income Tax?
§ Mr. BALDWIN
I cannot anticipate the discussion on this question which will take place on the Committee stage of the Finance Bill.
§ Mr. MARRIOTT
May I ask whether relief to persons in receipt of incomes just 330 under £250 would not throw an additional burden on persons receiving incomes just over £250?
§ Sir R. THOMAS
Has the hon. Gentleman received representations on this very important matter from a number of industrial organisations in the land?