HC Deb 27 July 1961 vol 645 c74W
49. Mr. Dugdale

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what he estimates will be the cost to West Bromwich Corporation of the surcharge upon employers contemplated in the Finance Bill.

Mr. Barber

If the surcharge were to be imposed the answer would depend upon the rate or rates at which it was levied, the length of time for which it remained in force and the number of employees in the employment of the corporation during that time. With so many variables I cannot hazard any estimate of cost to a particular employer or group of employers.