HC Deb 12 July 1939 vol 349 cc2258-9W
Sir E. Brocklebank

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether, in view of the fact that fines paid by a bookmaker on behalf of a runner convicted for street betting are allowed as legitimate deductions in estimating profits for Income Tax purposes, he will take steps by legislation or otherwise to carry out the principle that a statutory deduction from a non-statutory emolument should be also accepted as a legitimate deduction according to the unanimous recommendation of the committee presided over by Sir Warren Fisher?

Captain Crookshank

I assume that my hon. Friend has in mind the treatment for Income Tax purposes of the deductions to be made from Members' salaries under the proposals contained in the House of Commons Members' Fund Bill. Opportunity for discussion of the point raised by him will arise during the course of debate on that Bill.

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