HC Deb 13 February 1967 vol 741 c11W
81. Mr. John Hall

asked the Minister of Labour what evidence he now has that the imposition of Selective Employment Tax is having the effect of shaking out labour from service into manufacturing industries.

Mr. Hattersley

It is not possible, so soon after the inception of the tax, to make a precise distinction between the effects of S.E.T. and the results of other items of Government economic policy.

82. Mr. Mikardo

asked the Minister of Labour what steps he is taking to offset the unemployment amongst registered disabled persons which is being caused by the incidence of the Selective Employment Tax.

Mr. Hattersley

The effects of the tax on the disabled have not been sufficiently marked to warrant special action. I am, however, continuing to watch the position.