§ Mr. A. Edwards
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what provisions authorise any corporations or statutory bodies to make deductions of Income Tax which will bring the amount paid to an employee below the minimum applicable to ordinary employees?
§ Sir K. Wood
I understand that my hon. Friend is referring to salaried employees of railway companies, whose tax is deducted from their salaries under special provisions of the Income Tax Acts which have been in force for many years and not under the ordinary deduction scheme. As my hon. Friend is aware, the question is at present under consideration of the extension to the salaried employees of the railway companies of the same benefits as regards the restriction of deductions as are enjoyed by employees generally.