HC Deb 11 March 1941 vol 369 cc1167-8W
Mr. Perkins

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will give an assurance that in future any deductions in pay of a junior officer in the Royal Air Force in respect of Income Tax arrears will leave the officer sufficient money to live in reasonable comfort in his mess?

Sir A. Sinclair

I have been asked to reply. The question whether the amount of a deduction from pay on account of Income Tax constitutes a hardship depends upon the particular circumstances of the officer concerned, and in any case in which it is represented that deductions

prisoners of war prefer a light breakfast and a heavier dinner and tea meal.

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are the cause of hardship special consideration is given with a view to spreading the officer's liability over a longer period.