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Income Tax (Travelling Expenses)

Volume 148: debated on Wednesday 9 November 1921

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asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether in certain suburban districts persons are not allowed to deduct their travelling expenses to and from their work for the purpose of rebate of Income Tax; and whether the Government contemplate any legislation in the matter?

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether the Inland Revenue have had claims from residents in the suburbs for an allowance from Income Tax for travelling expenses to and from the City; whether such allowances have been refused in some cases and in others up to 1s. per day has been allowed if the claimant travels by the early morning workmen's trains; whether coalminers in South Wales are allowed their expenses of travelling to and from their work; what are the grounds for the discrimination between the various claims; and in what respect all such allowances differ in principle?

The question raised by my hon. Friends was fully dealt with by my right hon. Friend the Leader of the House on the 9th March last in replying to my hon. Friend the Member for Ilford (Mr. Wise). I would refer my hon. Friends to the answer then given, copies of which I am sending them.