§ 15. Mr. Frank Allaun
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will introduce legislation to prevent the deduction from taxable income of expenditure for political purposes.
§ Mr. Allaun
In view of that answer, can steel advertisements dealing with the merits of different economic and political systems possibly be considered as expenditure wholly for the purpose of the taxpayer's trade? Since one-third of recent steel advertisements reporting the chairmen's speeches have dealt with such matters, are they not clearly taxable?
§ Mr. J. Griffiths
If a trade union used its industrial fund to advertise its political opinions, what would be the Government's view?