HC Deb 26 July 1967 vol 751 cc173-4W
Dr. John Dunwoody

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer, in view of the recommendations of the South-West Regional Economic Council in A Region with a Future, if he will take steps to reduce Selective Employment Tax in respect of elderly persons and part-time workers in the hotel and catering industries.

Mr. Diamond

I would draw my hon. Friend's attention to Section 25 of the Finance Act, 1967. I hope this concession will help hotels and catering and other service industries in the South-West and elsewhere. Elderly part-time workers will of course benefit from the concession.