HC Deb 12 November 1953 vol 520 cc62-3W
62. Sir Edward Keeling

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer the net cost of the proposed increase in the remuneration of judges, after deducting Income and Surtax, on the assumption that they have no other taxable income.

72. Major Anstruther-Gray

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether his estimate of£235,000 per annum, as the cost of the salary increases in the Judges' Remuneration Bill, takes account of the incidence of Income Tax and Surtax; and if he will give an estimated figure for the real cost to the Treasury when taxation has been paid.

Mr. Boyd-Carpenter

£235,000 is the gross cost before allowing for Income Tax and Surtax. The net cost will depend on the personal circumstances of each judge, but on the assumption that each judge is married, is without dependant children, is entitled to a deduction of£100 for expenses, and that neither he nor his wife has other income, the net figure would be£58,900.