Overtime Wages (Taxation).

Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance. – in the House of Commons on 16th December 1941.

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Photo of Mr William Gallacher Mr William Gallacher , Fife Western

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he has considered a letter sent to him by a conference of shipbuilding workers, held in Glasgow, and representing shipyards in Scotland and the North of England, calling for an exemption of overtime from Income Tax; and what steps does he intend to take?

Photo of Sir Kingsley Wood Sir Kingsley Wood , Woolwich West

I have received a communication on the subject to which my hon. Friend refers; and I would refer him to the reply I gave on the subject to my hon. Friend the Member for Dumbarton Burghs (Mr. Kirkwood) on 14th October last.

Photo of Mr William Gallacher Mr William Gallacher , Fife Western

Will not the Chancellor of the Exchequer reconsider this matter, in view of the very harmful effect that this system is bound to have?

Viscountess Astor:

May I ask since when it is that the Communist party has been against taxing incomes?

Photo of Mr William Gallacher Mr William Gallacher , Fife Western

Will the Chancellor of the Exchequer remember that these men have been asked to make an extra effort and to give of their best in this emergency? They are not thieving money like the bunch on the other side.