§ Sir J. Mellor
asked the Secretary of State for War whether he will prohibit, as inconsistent with the customary privacy accorded by the Revenue authorities to the income of individuals, the practice of some regimental paymasters, who send to units lists of the amounts of Income Tax to be charged monthly to the accounts of other ranks with instructions for the restriction of cash issues?
§ Captain Margesson
Under the provisions of the Income Tax Acts, tax chargeable on official pay is deductible out of the pay as and when it is paid. It is clearly necessary for the amount deductible to be notified to those responsible for issuing pay and keeping accounts. I cannot agree that this involves any inconsistency with the customary privacy accorded by the Revenue authorities and I would point out that the amount of tax 57W deductible from the salary or wages of a civilian employer has similarly to be notified to his employer who is required to deduct it from pay.