HC Deb 05 February 1942 vol 377 c1271
36. Sir Leonard Lyle

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer the number of manual workers liable to pay Income Tax; the proportion now actually paying it; and when it is expected that the full 100 per cent. of such taxation will become effective?

The Chancellor of the Exchequer (Sir Kingsley Wood)

The number of manual workers liable to pay Income Tax by deduction from their wages this year is some 5,500,000. The deduction of the tax due to commence at the beginning of January has started in over 90 per cent. of these cases, and it is anticipated that the deductions will start in the remaining cases within the next week or two.

Sir L. Lyle

Is my right hon. Friend satisfied that he will be able to catch the Irish labourers who are working, in many cases on aerodromes and making very big money?

Sir K. Wood

I am looking into this.