HC Deb 20 February 1917 vol 90 c1166W

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether, in view of the fact that parents may take their children away from school at an early age and receive an abatement for Income Tax purposes while those children are actually earning high wages, though parents who are maintaining their children at school over the age of sixteen are not allowed such abatement, he will consider the possibility of extending the Income Tax abatement provision for children beyond the age of sixteen in cases where they are attending approved schools, on production of satisfactory evidence to that effect?


Under the existing statutory provisions no Income Tax allowance can be made in respect of children over the age of sixteen, whether they are or are not still attending school. I will consider the question raised by the hon. Member.

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