§ 66. Mr. GREENE
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will consider granting to widowed mothers who have to employ managers for their businesses relief from Income Tax similar to that accorded to widowed fathers who have to employ housekeepers?
§ The CHANCELLOR of the EXCHEQUER (Mr. Snowden)
The Income Tax allowance in respect of a housekeeper can be claimed by the widow equally with the widower. The salary of a business manager whether employed by a man or a woman is a working expense in arriving at the profits of a business for Income Tax purposes. I can see no logical ground for the hon. Member's suggestion.
§ 69. Mr. A. M. SAMUEL
asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury, whether he can see his way to exempt from Income Tax those who have suffered from damage by enemy action in respect to any sums paid out of the ex gratia grant for revenue loss as distinct from capital loss, seeing that only a small percentage of the assessed total of the claims can be paid, as the sum allocated for relief is insufficient to meet the losses?
I am not aware of the cases to which the hon. Member refers, but if he will let me have the necessary particulars I will gladly have the matter investigated and will communicate to him the result.