§ 48. Mr. Gerald Nabarro
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he can state the cost to the Exchequer in a full year of accepting as an admissible charge within maintenance allowances for Schedule A Income Tax the cost, including installation, of approved solid fuel burning domestic appliances, based on the 1951 rate of purchase for other than new houses, and excluding council houses.
§ Mr. Nabarro
Will my right hon. Friend clarify the position about this? Is he aware that a certain Inland Revenue officer will allow the installation of these fuel saving devices as a charge against Schedule A, whereas others will not? Could the Treasury make it clear that there should be some uniformity over the whole country in allowing all these installations as a charge against Schedule A in the interests of coal conservation?
§ Mr. Butler
That raises a rather different question from the one on the Paper. I will certainly investigate what my hon. Friend has said.