HC Deb 20 February 1945 vol 408 cc623-4
49. Professor Savory

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he is aware that more than £22,000,000 was sent from this country to Southern Ireland in the form of postal and money orders during the years 1939 to 1944; and since the bulk of this money represents earnings in this country, whether it has borne deductions for Income Tax.

The Chancellor of the Exchequer (Sir John Anderson)

I would refer my hon. Friend to the answer which I gave to him on 17th October last in reply to a similar Question.

Professor Savory

Does the right hon. Gentleman wish the House to understand that he has made no progress since 17th October in ascertaining whether Income Tax has been paid on this vast sum, sent to a neutral country—a sum which is already seven-fold what it was in 1939?

Sir J. Anderson

I have no reason to think, nor has my hon. Friend given me any reason to suppose, that any Income Tax which is due, is not collected in respect of the sums that make up this total.