HC Deb 01 November 1916 vol 86 cc1734-5W

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if the concession of an abatement from assessment for Income Tax of a sum not exceeding 2s. 6d. a week to workmen for travelling expenses will apply to manual workers only; and, if so, on what ground is the exemption from this privilege defended of large bodies of clerical workers, teachers, foremen, draughtsmen, and others who are not regarded as manual workers but whose incomes are often lower than the incomes of manual workers?


I would refer my hon. Friend to the answer which I gave on the 17th October to the hon. and gallant Member for Enfield. I am sending my hon. Friend a copy. The allowance in question is not made by reference to the amount of the manual worker's income and is restricted to cases "where the expense is due to exceptional conditions, mainly arising out of the War.