Unpaid Services (Expenses)

Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 12th July 1949.

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Photo of Mr Frederick Erroll Mr Frederick Erroll , Altrincham and Sale 12:00 am, 12th July 1949

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if his regulations permit private individuals performing unpaid services for the Government to deduct any expenses necessarily and exclusively incurred in the performance of these services from other sources of personal income.

Photo of Sir Stafford Cripps Sir Stafford Cripps , Bristol East

No, Sir. I should add that individuals who undertake unpaid work for the Government can claim reimbursement of their out-of-pocket expenses in accordance with the scale laid down for unpaid members of Royal Commissions and Government Committees.

Photo of Mr Frederick Erroll Mr Frederick Erroll , Altrincham and Sale

Are the right hon. and learned Gentleman's regulations adhered to in this matter?

Photo of Sir Stafford Cripps Sir Stafford Cripps , Bristol East

As far as I am aware, yes.

Photo of Mr Frederick Erroll Mr Frederick Erroll , Altrincham and Sale

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether members of the Committee on Resale Prices Maintenance will, for taxation purposes, be permitted to charge personal expenses incurred in connection with this Committee against other sources of income.

Photo of Sir Stafford Cripps Sir Stafford Cripps , Bristol East

I cannot answer Questions relating to the tax liability of particular individuals.