HC Deb 13 May 1971 vol 817 c151W
29. Mr. Chichester-Clark

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will take steps to arrange for all Ulster Defence Regiment pay to be taxed at the standard rate before any payments are made.

Mr. Higgins

Deduction of tax under P.A.Y.E. from the pay of the Ulster Defence Regiment has not so far been considered necessary, and the estimated amounts of tax due are being collected under the arrangements my hon. Friend the Financial Secretary described in the answers he gave on 20th January and 5th February to my hon. Friend's earlier Questions. But as some members of the Regiment have received considerably more pay than was expected, the question of applying P.A.Y.E. will be looked at again.—[Vol. 809, c. 307; Vol. 810, c. 487.]