§ Mr. Lewis
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer the net income received by the Treasury since October, 1951, resultant upon the reduction in the amount of payment received by Her Majesty's Ministers; and how far this amount takes into account normal Income Tax reliefs claimed by the respective Ministers.
§ Mr. R. A. Butler
As I stated in reply to a similar Question last year, it would be contrary to established practice to give information based on the liability to tax of individual taxpayers. If the Ministers entitled to salaries of £5,000 a year, who now receive £4,000 a year, had no other sources of income, the net saving would
Year Promotions to Tax Officer (Higher Grade) Promotions to non-technical Inspector Promotions to non-technical Inspector (Higher Grade) Number of Promotions Ratio Number of Promotions Ratio Number of Promotions Ratio 1948 … 106 1.4 405 9.6 22 3.3 1949 … 724 9.9 24 0.6 16 2.3 1950 … 198 2.3 28 0.6 1 0.1 1951 … 232 1.8 40 0.8 12 1.7 1952 … 139 1.2 34 0.7 1 0.1 NOTE: The ratio is the percentage of promotions to the number in the grades below on 1st January in the year, except in 1948 when it relates to 1st April.
be at the rate of £300 per annum in each case, or £7,500 in all. To the extent that they have other sources of income, the saving is less, according to the personal circumstances of each case.