HC Deb 15 July 1941 vol 373 cc456-7
58. Mr. Liddall

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether he is aware of the fact that, when weekly payment is made to the lower graded Civil Service, deductions for insurance and Income Tax are made, without any account being rendered and without particulars of deduction; whether he will give instructions that all payments show the amount of wages and overtime, if any, together with the amount of deductions and particulars thereof, so that check can be made; and whether he will arrange for each person to be fully informed as to the method of claiming allowances and relief?

The Financial Secretary to the Treasury (Captain Crookshank)

It is the normal practice to give details of all deductions in the weekly wage lists and such details are available at the time of payment. My hon. Friend may, however, have in mind a case where, on account of the dispersal of certain branches of a Department, such details have not been immediately available at the pay centre. Steps are being taken to see whether in such a case these details can readily be given at the time of payment. In reply to the last part of the Question, every person from whose pay tax is deducted receives each year a form which gives particulars of the allowances and reliefs that may be claimed and on which he can make a claim for the allowances and reliefs to which he is entitled.