HC Deb 25 April 1923 vol 163 c504W
Captain O'GRADY

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he has received a resolution from the joint committee representing the Actors' Association, the Musicians' Union, the Variety Artistes' Federation, and the National Association of Theatrical Employés, urging the necessity that all aliens engaged in the entertainment industry be compelled to pay their quota of Income Tax on their salaries before leaving Great Britain, irrespective of the period of their engagements in this country, and that their departure from ports of embarkation here be prohibited until they have complied with regulations imposing such taxation; whether he is aware that such regulations exist in America and other countries; and, if so, what steps he intends taking in this matter?


I have received a copy of the resolution referred to by the hon. Member. Individuals not residing in the United Kingdom are liable to Income Tax in respect of income earned by them on visits to this country under the general provisions of the Income Tax law. I do not consider it necessary to adopt the suggested measures for enforcement of payment.