§ Mr. Biffen
asked the Minister of Labour if he will authorise the pasteurisation and bottling of milk to be treated in a similar way to the bottling of soda water for the purposes of the Selective Employment Tax.
§ Mr. Gunter
The pasteurisation and bottling of milk is classified under Minimum List Heading 810 in the Standard Industrial Classification, and does not qualify for premium or refund of the tax. As I announced when the Selective 389W Employment Payments Bill was before the House, the Government does not intend to make changes in the incidence of the tax during the first year of its operation.