Miners and Railwaymen (Concessions)

Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 18th October 1949.

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Photo of Mr Norman Bower Mr Norman Bower , Harrow West 12:00 am, 18th October 1949

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he can give any estimate of the amount of tax lost to the revenue in a year through the free distribution of coal to miners by the National Coal Board and the provision of free travel facilities to railway employees by British Railways.

Photo of Sir Stafford Cripps Sir Stafford Cripps , Bristol East

I regret that I cannot say what tax would be paid if benefits in kind like those referred to were made liable to tax.