HC Deb 16 March 1943 vol 387 c1055W
Sir A. Maitland

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will reconsider the basis of assessment for Income Tax on wages of workers with a view to fixing assessment on current earnings instead of the earnings of the previous year?

Sir K. Wood

I would remind my hon. Friend that during the course of the Finance Bill Debates last year I stated that I would gladly consider any scheme for the deduction of tax from wages on a current earnings basis which provided a solution of the difficulties set forth in the White Paper "The Taxation of Weekly Wage-Earners" (Cmd. 6348).