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Member's Expenses (Sessional Allowance)

Volume 531: debated on Thursday 29 July 1954

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether, under his regulations, a Member who does not wish to draw the Sessional Allowance can claim allowable deductions for the purposes of Income Tax up to a total of£1,250 per annum.

No. If the expenses of an office exceed the emoluments, the law does not allow the excess to be deducted from other income for tax purposes.