§ Mr. Hurd
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he has communicated to the Council of Ministers of the EEC the views of his Department on the question of the future taxation of members of the European Parliament directly 677W elected from the United Kingdom; and whether he anticipates that such members will be liable for United Kingdom taxation as if they hold a United Kingdom employment, part of the duties of which are carried on abroad or whether he anticipates that they will be exempt from United Kingdom taxation.
§ Mr. Robert Sheldon
Members of the European Assembly are not at present given any special tax treatment and, so far as I am aware, no proposals to exempt directly elected Members have been put to the Council of Ministers. It is too soon to say what extent their emoluments would be subject to United Kingdom taxation under the existing law since the arrangements for remunerating them have yet to be made.