59. Mr. Ivor Thomas
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he is aware that disability pensions earned during service with the Palestine Police are taxed at full unearned income rates, whereas disability pensions earned during service with the Royal Navy, Army and R.A.F. are free of tax, although the Palestine Police has been considered for operational purposes as part of the Armed Forces of the Crown since 1941; and whether he will take steps to correct this anomaly.
§ Mr. Glenvil Hall
I understand that the additional pension awarded for disability to members of the Palestine Police Force is not charged to tax. The pension in respect of past service is taxable as earned income. If my hon. Friend has a particular case in mind I will have it examined if he will send me the facts.