§ 55. Mr. Driberg
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he is aware that R.A.F. personnel who were recruited in the Colonies pay income tax to an amount not exceeding the tax which would be chargeable in their own countries, but that R.A.F. personnel from the Colonies who were recruited in this country pay income tax at full United Kingdom rates; that this discrimination operates harshly against those who volunteered for service early in the war and paid their own fares to this country in order to join up; and if he will take steps to alleviate this hardship.
§ Mr. Glenvil Hall
My right hon. Friend regrets that he cannot extend the concession to which my hon. Friend refers.
§ Mr. Driberg
But can my hon. Friend say why volunteers, who came here early in the war to join up on their own account, should have to suffer more than people who were recruited in their own countries? May I have an answer?
§ Mr. Oliver Stanley
Will the hon. Gentleman give an answer? It is very hard on some of these Colonial personnel 219 who made very great sacrifices to come over here.