HC Deb 25 March 1952 vol 498 c206
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. R. A. Butler

I regret the information is not available.

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.