Weekly Wages (Income Tax).

Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance. – in the House of Commons on 5th February 1942.

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Photo of Sir Charles Lyle Sir Charles Lyle , Bournemouth

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer the number of manual workers liable to pay Income Tax; the proportion now actually paying it; and when it is expected that the full 100 per cent. of such taxation will become effective?

Photo of Sir Kingsley Wood Sir Kingsley Wood , Woolwich West

The number of manual workers liable to pay Income Tax by deduction from their wages this year is some 5,500,000. The deduction of the tax due to commence at the beginning of January has started in over 90 per cent. of these cases, and it is anticipated that the deductions will start in the remaining cases within the next week or two.

Photo of Sir Charles Lyle Sir Charles Lyle , Bournemouth

Is my right hon. Friend satisfied that he will be able to catch the Irish labourers who are working, in many cases on aerodromes and making very big money?

Photo of Sir Kingsley Wood Sir Kingsley Wood , Woolwich West

I am looking into this.