asked the Minister of Labour whether, in the sums disbursed by the Government in unemployment relief grants, allowance has been made for the proportion returnable to the Treasury in the form of Income Tax; and, if not, whether she will arrange in future to deduct the latter amounts?
As regards the first part of the question, grants from the Unemployment Grants Committee have not been calculated with reference to the liability or otherwise for the payment of Income Tax on the grant. As regards the second part, I would refer the hon. Member to the answer to questions given by my right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer on 6th November last.