Lieut.-Colonel A. MURRAY
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether gratuities issued to officers who were demobilised prior to the introduction of the Finance Bill, 1919, were not subjected to deduction on account of Income Tax, while Income Tax has been deducted from the gratuities of officers released from the Colours subsequent to the introduction of the Finance Bill?
My hon. and gallant Friend is under a misapprehension. I would refer him to the provisions of Clause 16 of the Finance Bill now before the House, and to the answer on the subject given by my hon. Friend the Financial Secretary on the 19th March last to the hon. and gallant Member for Bury, St. Edmunds. I am sending my hon. and gallant Friend a copy.