§ Mr. Austin Mitchell
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is his estimate of the amount of petrol consumed for private purposes, including travel-to-work, and offset against the profits of business enterprises as a business expense.
§ Mr. Peter Rees
Expenditure for private purposes is not an allowable deduction in computing profits for tax purposes. Employers are entitled to claim as a deduction the cost of petrol supplied to 143W employees, but information is not available on the extent to which this is used for private purposes.