HC Deb 10 November 1921 vol 148 c677W
Captain MARTIN

asked the Financial Secretary if his attention has been called to the action of tax inspectors of disallowing in some cases deduction from income for travelling expenses of working men in getting to and from their work, and in others allowing the deductions from Income Tax Returns; and will he have the matter adjusted?


I would refer my hon. and gallant Friend to the answer given by my right hon. Friend the Leader of the House on 9th March last, in reply to a question on this subject by my hon. Friend the Member for Ilford (Mr. Wise). I am sending my hon. Friend a copy.


asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if, through the incidence of the Income Tax Acts, a person at the conclusion of his first two years' trading, who in his first year's trading to 30th October, 1919, made assessable profits of £1,241 and in his second year's trading sustained an actual loss adjusted for Income Tax purposes of £1,616, has been asked at the close of the second year for an Income Tax payment of £280 2s.; and whether he is prepared to submit to the House legislation to remedy such a case and also make the same retrospective and applicable to the slump period now in existence?


I would refer my hon. Friend to the reply given on the 8th instant to the hon. Member for West Leeds (Mr. J. Murray). I am sending my hon. Friend a copy of that reply.