§ 1. Colonel YATE
asked the Secretary of State for India whether unemployed officers of the Indian Army when employed by the War Office as censors are compulsorily retained on the active list and 317 have part of their pay deducted by the India Office and credited to Indian revenues, and yet, although reckoned as serving soldiers for the purpose of this deduction, are denied the privilege of serving soldiers when it comes to the question of Income Tax, and are then treated as if they are not serving but retired, and are refused the privilege of the soldier's rate of Income Tax on the balance of their pay, and are taxed as if they were retired officers in possession of their full unemployed pay; and, if so, will he have this altered with retrospective effect?
§ The SECRETARY of STATE for INDIA (Mr. Montagu)
Questions concerning Income Tax should be addressed to the Treasury.
§ Mr. MONTAGU
As I understand the hon. and gallant Gentleman's question, he is concerned with the question of the interpretation by the Inland Revenue authorities of the Income Tax. I am afraid I have no control over that.