HC Deb 07 November 1972 vol 845 cc122-3W
Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will cause an investigation to be made to ascertain to what extent the practice is prevalent of immigrants claiming income tax relief for their children, both legitimate and illegitimate, residing in the countries of the father's origin, on the production of postal order and money order counterfoils sent to persons in the country of birth of the tax-claimant, where such despatched moneys are spent on such items as holiday funds and other matters not connected with the upkeep of the children, with a view to seeking powers to control this abuse.

Mr. Nott

No. As I have already informed the hon. Member, I do not consider that any investigation is called for.

On the further points raised, the hon. Member has been in correspondence with me and I have already replied.