§ Mr. James Hamilton
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he is now in a position to reply to correspondence from the hon. Member for Bothwell regarding the taxing of community nurses' car allowances; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Peter Rees
[pursuant to his reply, 5 May 1981,c. 40] The hon. Member wrote to my right hon. and learned Friend the Chief Secretary about this matter on 28 April and a reply will be sent to him shortly. When I met a deputation last month from the Royal College of Nursing I undertook to look into the points which they had raised about the tax treatment of these car mileage allowances.