HC Deb 06 June 1946 vol 423 cc2158-9
58. Sir Arnold Gridley

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make a statement concerning the Income Tax position of individuals working abroad who were interned by the enemy and came to this country to recuperate.

Mr. Dalton

Yes, Sir. I have decided to authorise a further wartime concession under which an individual working abroad, who was interned by the enemy and came to this country to recuperate, will not be regarded as resident in this country for the current Income Tax year if he returns to his work abroad before 6th April, 1947.

Sir A. Gridley

I thank the Chancellor for the concession that he has made in accordance with his promise to look into this matter some months ago. May I ask him if he will consider how the widest publicity may be given to this concession, because a great many people will not hear this Question or answer or read about it?

Mr. Dalton

I will do my utmost to give publicity to this concession. I regard the group of persons referred to by the hon. Gentleman as worthy of the most sympathetic treatment.