HC Deb 25 March 1952 vol 498 c28W
69. Mr. Cuthbert

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he is aware of the anomaly whereby members of Her Majesty's Armed Forces pay British Income Tax whilst serving abroad, while civilians do not; and if he will relieve Service members from this burden.

Mr. R. A. Butler

Remuneration paid out of public funds is in general liable to Income Tax wherever the recipient is resident, and I am afraid I could not see my way to give special treatment to members of the Forces.