HC Deb 03 July 1951 vol 489 cc2143-4
54. Mr. Profumo

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer the number of officers of His Majesty's forces who made claim during the year 1949–50 for Income Tax allowances in respect of the maintenance of their uniforms, under Rule 9 of Schedule E of the Income Tax Act, 1918.

Mr. Gaitskell

I regret that this information is not available.

Mr. Profumo

Is the Chancellor aware that as the law stands at the moment he is under a statutory obligation to meet all just claims under this Section for the past six years, and will he take steps to draw that matter to the attention of all officers serving in His Majesty's Forces?

Mr. Gaitskell

I think that my hon. Friend the Financial Secretary has already given an assurance on that point.