HC Deb 06 July 1920 vol 131 c1212
68. Mr. SITCH

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether an ex-service man who on his demobilisation was obliged to live with his wife and family in furnished lodgings owing to his inability to obtain a house is entitled to any rebate from income tax for the cost of storing his furniture; and, if not, whether he will consider the possibility of granting this concession?

The CHANCELLOR of the EXCHEQUER (Mr. Chamberlain)

Expenditure of the nature indicated would not normally be admissible as a deduction for Income Tax purposes, but the question would depend upon the facts of the particular case in which the allowance may have been claimed. If the hon. Member has any such case in mind and will communicate the full facts either to the Board of Inland Revenue or to me, enquiry shall be made into the matter and the result shall be communicated to him.