HC Deb 03 December 1946 vol 431 c34W
72. Mr. W. J. Brown

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury why the plain clothes allowances granted to prison officers are subject to Income Tax while those granted to police officers are not; and whether he will remedy this by freeing the prison allowance from Income Tax.

Mr. Glenvil Hall

It has been the practice for the past 25 years not to charge tax in the case of the allowances made to detective officers. While it is not proposed to withdraw this long standing concession, it cannot be accepted as a precedent for other cases.