HC Deb 27 May 1968 vol 765 c1228
51. Captain W. Elliot

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government what estimate he has made, to the latest convenient date, of the effect on industrial building of the Selective Employment Tax.

Mr. MacColl

The effect on industrialised housebuilding costs will vary according to the system but will be less than the effect on contractors in general. That was covered in the reply given to the hon. Member for Meriden (Mr. Speed) on 14th May.—[Vol. 764, c. 229–30.]

Captain Elliot

Is not that a very vague Answer? Is it not a fact that the imposition of double S.E.T. has a very considerable effect on industrialised building?

Mr. MacColl

Industrialised building has some advantages in this matter over traditional building.