HC Deb 16 March 1948 vol 448 c1884
65. Commander Noble

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury why claims are made on Service widows for Income Tax allowances in force during the period when it is not known whether the husband is alive or dead.

Mr. Glenvil Hall

The Income Tax liability in any particular case has to be related to the facts of the case. Where allowances are given provisionally, it may be necessary to adjust them when the facts are known.

Commander Noble

Could the Minister say what is the total amount involved in these cases, because no doubt these allowances were both made and received in good faith?

Mr. Glenvil Hall

It is quite impossible to put a figure on it.