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Public Officials (Government Cars)

Volume 973: debated on Thursday 8 November 1979

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether, in the light of the fact that there are a very few publicly employed persons in receipt of incomes of £21,000 per annum who have cars supplied at public expense with all costs paid by the taxpayers generally, he will arrange to claim back from these people the tax due on these benefits.

The taxation of car benefits is the subject of an Inland Revenue consultative paper recently published, and the Government will be considering all aspects of the matter in the light of the response to that paper.