§ 36 and 37. Mr. Charles Morrison
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science (1) what study and what financial 713 estimate he has made of the effect and cost of the Selective Employment Tax on national voluntary sports organisations;
(2) what study and what financial estimate he has made of the effect and cost of the Selective Employment Tax on national voluntary youth organisations.
§ Mr. Denis Howell
My right hon. Friend is aware of the impact of this tax upon voluntary youth and sport organisations, but no precise estimate of the total cost is available.
§ Mr. Morrison
Can the hon. Gentleman say what representations he has made for exemptions of sports and voluntary youth organisations? Would he not agree that youth organisations are carrying out work which otherwise would have to be done by the State, and that they are worthy of special consideration?
§ Mr. Howell
I do not think that it would be right for me to disclose what discussions are going on within the Government, but the hon. Gentleman can be certain that all these considerations are in the mind of Ministers in our Department.