§ 17. Mr. Bryant Godman Irvine
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will seek powers to enable registered disabled persons to claim relief from Income Tax on the insurance, taxation, maintenance and running expenses of their invalid vehicles.
§ Mr. Godman Irvine
Will the hon. and learned Gentleman have a careful look at this between now and the time when the next Budget is introduced? Is he aware that there is a schoolmaster in my constituency who is crippled by polio and who must have considerable expenses over and above those of his able-bodied colleagues? Is the hon. and learned Gentleman aware that if this man were someone who required protective clothing he would be able to claim relief from Income Tax? Will he keep these considerations in mind?
§ Mr. MacDermot
Yes, Sir. I will certainly bear the hon. Member's suggestions in mind. The hon. Member has written to me about the case to which he has referred. Some of these disabled people qualify for an allowance from the Ministry of Health.