HC Deb 17 February 1942 vol 377 c1656
67. Mr. Leslie

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will consider placing non-manual workers on the same basis as manual workers in relation to an allowance on Income Tax, where they have to spend a considerable sum in travelling expenses to and from their work?

Sir K. Wood

I would refer my hon. Friend to the reply I gave to the hon. Member for West Bromwich (Mr. Dugdale) on 10th February.

Mr. Leslie

Does not the right hon. Gentleman consider it anomalous for two men to be employed by the same firm, one in the office and the other in the workshop, one getting relief in this way which is denied to the other?

Sir K. Wood

There has been a Debate on the subject recently.

Mr. Rhys Davies

In considering his Budget proposals, will the right hon. Gentleman do nothing to discriminate against non-manual workers?