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Income Tax Rebate (Armed Forces)

Volume 404: debated on Tuesday 6 May 2003

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To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what representations he has received to give members of HM armed forces serving in the Gulf an income tax rebate; and if he will make a statement; [110188](2) if he plans to give an income tax rebate to members of HM armed forces serving in the Gulf; and if he will make a statement. [110189]

The longstanding rule—recognised by successive Governments—is that Crown Servants, wherever they are serving, are chargeable to income tax on their Government salaries. We have no plans to change it.