HC Deb 17 January 1977 vol 924 cc43-5W
Mr. Wrigglesworth

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what effect the operation of cash limits (a) has had in

Mr. Robert Sheldon

The remuneration of all United Kingdom Government servants and holders of offices under the Crown is taxable under the law, wherever the duties are carried out.

Exemption from United Kingdom income tax is given to the remuneration of the Commissioners of the European Communities and their staffs under Article 13 of Chapter V of the Protocol on the Privileges and Immunities of the European Communities. Certain exemptions from income tax are given to high officers and other members of the staff of international organisations by virtue of Orders in Council made under the International Organisations Act 1968. The extent of these exemptions and the conditions on which they are granted vary considerably in detail and are set out in the relevant Orders in Council. The Organisations and the relevant Orders in Council are as follows:

the current year and (b) will have had to the end of the current financial year upon the number and location of staff in his Department.

Mr. Robert Sheldon

The cash limit on Treasury expenditure has helped to reinforce the Department's methods of controlling its own expenditure. The cash limit itself has had no direct effect on the number or location of staff employed.