HC Deb 19 February 1952 vol 496 cc14-5W
Mr. J. Morrison

asked the Minister of Supply why it was decided that the members of the Iron and Steel Corporation of Great Britain should not be granted expense allowances as in the case of members of other public boards but should be reimbursed from corporation funds; and what scrutinising powers are exercised by the Department of Inland Revenue under this arrangement.

Mr. Sandys

I understand that at the time when the Corporation was set up the system of reimbursing actual expenses was considered to be the most appropriate to the circumstances of the Corporation. These expenses are scrutinised by the Inland Revenue in precisely the same way as those of directors of companies.