HC Deb 05 August 1943 vol 391 c2454
57. Mr. Leslie

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will consider excluding from Income Tax the pensions of widows of Service men who, by reason of their domestic circumstances, with children to support, are employed in war work?

Sir K. Wood

I would refer my hon. Friend to my replies to similar Questions by the hon. Members for Deritend (Sir Smedley Crooke) and for Rugby (Mr. W. Brown) on 24th June, 1942, and 15th April, 1943.

Mr. Leslie

Does the Chancellor think it right that widows of Service men should be penalised in this way while soldiers' wives employed at the same work have their allowances exempt from Income Tax?

Sir K. Wood

This matter has been constantly considered in the House and has been the subject of debates.