HC Deb 30 July 1930 vol 242 cc522-3W

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether the question of the deduction of Income Tax from grants towards unemployment relief schemes is at present engaging the consideration of the Treasury; whether some decision will be announced soon; and whether, in view of the uncertainty prevailing as to whether future grants will be made subject to such deduction, he is in a position to make any further statement on the subject?


As the hon. Member is no doubt aware, I have explained in previous answers what, 1 am advised, is the liability under the Income Tax law in this respect, and I see no ground for proposing any modification of the existing statutory provisions. This view of the legal position has recently been confirmed by the High Court in a case which is now under appeal to the Court of Appeal.