Orders of the Day — Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 20th April 1961.

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Photo of Mrs Eirene White Mrs Eirene White , Flintshire East 12:00 am, 20th April 1961

The hon. Gentleman suggested that this regulator was purely fiscal, but surely the Chancellor related to it the employment of labour and economy in the use of labour. It would seem, therefore, that it is not purely fiscal and that it is intended to have some industrial effect as well. Will the Parliamentary Secretary say whether the Government are considering using a part of the funds resulting from this tax for some compensation for industrial redundancy?