HC Deb 17 December 1980 vol 996 c190W
Mr. Alton

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will undertake a review of the practice of the Inland Revenue in not allowing local authority councillors to set against tax the travel expenses of visits to and from constituents in pursuance of legitimate casework.

Mr. Peter Rees

Such expenses are normally allowable for tax purposes against the councillor's attendance allowance, provided that a claim against the council for reimbursement is not possible and that the visit is on council business. If the hon. Member has some particular case in mind I shall be glad to look into it.