HC Deb 15 June 1961 vol 642 cc626-7
25. Mr. Prentice

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many letters he has received from employers' organisations and trade unions, respectively, conveying support for the proposed payroll tax.

Mr. Barber

None, Sir.

Mr. Prentice

Is not the real position that this proposed tax has been attacked by people on both sides of industry, by practically the whole of the Press, by this side of the House of Commons and by a number of hon. Members on the other side? Has the hon. Gentleman found any support anywhere for this proposal?

Mr. Barber

I would have been very surprised indeed if any organisations such as those mentioned in the Question had written to my right hon. and learned Friend to welcome the proposal of increased taxation.