HC Deb 31 July 1931 vol 255 c2640W

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether he is aware of the grievance felt by established men serving in His Majesty's dockyards in the tropics, and who are in receipt of colonial allowances, that Income Tax is now charged on their wages plus emoluments; and whether, seeing that Income Tax is not chargeable on the emoluments of hired men serving in the same stations and under the same conditions, he can see his way to allow the emoluments in the case of established men to be tax free?


Under the law ail established civil servants, whether serving in this country or abroad, are liable to Income Tax Schedule E on their full official emoluments. I can see no justification for amending the law so as to relieve one particular section of this class from liability.