Clause 26. — (Surcharges on Employers.)

Part of Orders of the Day — Finance Bill – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 13th June 1961.

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Photo of Mr Trevor Skeet Mr Trevor Skeet , Willesden East 12:00 am, 13th June 1961

The Chancellor's purpose in introducing it at this stage is that it shall be a regulator which he may or may not use. He is not attempting this year to put it on a permanent footing. If he puts it on a permanent footing, it will be necessary, in my view, to reshape it to take account of these other factors. If he uses it this year he must bear in mind the provisions of the enactments, to which I have referred so as to take account of the need to maintain a stable level of employment within the United Kingdom, which includes Scotland and Northern Ireland.