Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 18th October 1949.
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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.
I regret that I cannot say what tax would be paid if benefits in kind like those referred to were made liable to tax.
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