HC Deb 13 February 1986 vol 91 c1087
9. Mr. Lawler

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he has any plans to seek to provide tax relief on expenditure on training.

The Minister of State, Treasury (Mr. Peter Brooke)

Tax relief is already available for most expenditure on training.

Mr. Lawler

In acknowledging the need for a significant improvement in training for industry, may I ask my hon. Friend to consider extending tax relief for training and allowing all capital expenditure related to training as a relief against tax in the year of expenditure?

Mr. Brooke

I fear that I cannot give my hon. Friend any encouragement in that direction. The subject is essentially one for my right hon. Friend's Budget.