Selective Employment Tax

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 21st April 1970.

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Photo of Mr Evelyn King Mr Evelyn King , South Dorset 12:00 am, 21st April 1970

Is the Minister aware that in South Dorset, which is greatly dependent on service industries, since selective employment tax was introduced, unemployment has doubled and is now 7½ per cent., an unprecedented figure? Will he, therefore, as soon as possible, abolish this odious tax on human labour?