§ Sir J. Gilmour
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what additional cost will be caused to the agricultural, horticultural and fishing industries in Scotland by the proposed increased duty on hydrocarbon oils.
§ Mr. MacDermot
The estimated cost to agriculture and horticulture together is about £300,000 in a full year. Of this £20,000 may be attributed to horticulture. As relief from duty is given for hydrocarbon oils used in fishing vessels, it is not expected that the increase will have any material effect on the costs of the fishing industry.