HC Deb 07 March 1917 vol 91 cc401-2W

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he is aware that workmen employed at Woolwich, but whose homes are in other part's of the country, are only being allowed to deduct 12s. per week from their income assessable for Income Tax; whether he is aware that this amount is not equal to the expense incurred by a man being away from home; and whether he will give instructions that these men shall be allowed to deduct the 2s. 6d. a day already stated to be a reasonable amount for this purpose?


A workman is entitled to the deduction of the actual additional expense incurred by living away from his home on account of his work up to a maximum of 2s. 6d. a day. If my right hon. Friend will give particulars of the cases referred to I will have them examined.