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Income Tax Relief (Housekeepers And Dependent Relatives)

Volume 387: debated on Thursday 25 March 1943

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether, in view of the increased cost of living and the lower level at which Income Tax takes effect, he will consider making allowances in respect of housekeepers and dependent relatives being maintained in wage-earners homes in respect of whom no Income Tax relief is given at present?

As my hon. Friend will appreciate, I cannot anticipate my Budget Statement.

Will the right hon. Gentleman at least take into consideration the additional hardship that is involved in this particular category of cases in the light of his coming Budget?