HC Deb 25 January 1944 vol 396 cc536-7
51. Sir Robert Young

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether any new arrangements have been made regarding the payment of Income Tax by members of His Majesty's Forces; and whether the principle of pay as you earn applies, or whether they will continue to be assessed on the previous year's income.

Sir J. Anderson

I would refer my hon. Friend to the answer which I gave to my hon. and gallant Friend, the Member for West Leeds (Major Vyvyan Adams) on 20th January, explaining that it was impracticable to apply "Pay as you Earn" to the Forces during the war. The question, however, of the basis of the assessment, as distinct from the method of collecting the tax, is at present under consideration.

Sir H. Williams

Will the new Bill be introduced before the Budget?

Sir J. Anderson

Yes, Sir.