HC Deb 25 June 1998 vol 314 c611W
31. Mr. Hammond

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what representations he has received from the charitable sector regarding the foreign earnings deduction. [46182]

Dawn Primarolo

Representations have been received from several charities, each concerned that the ending of the foreign earnings deduction might make work abroad less attractive to certain of their employees. The Inland Revenue have met with representatives of various organisations and it is clear that, despite the original fears of the charities, very few overseas aid workers will actually be affected by the abolition of the foreign earnings deduction.

Dr. Cable

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer on what date the Department for International Development was consulted on Clause 63 of the Finance (No. 2) Bill as regards the implications for overseas aid workers of foreign earnings taxation. [47030]

Dawn Primarolo

All discussions regarding the tax treatment of overseas aid workers have been directly between the Inland Revenue and charities and their representatives.