§ Sir J. Eden
asked the President of the Board of Trade what recent representations he has received about the fall off in holiday trade in this country and about the Government's economic policies in this respect, including, in particular, the Selective Employment Tax; and what replies he has sent.
§ Mr. Jay
I have received no representations about a fall off in holiday trade. In reply to representations about the Selective Employment Tax I have pointed out, in particular, that the aim of this tax is to achieve a more equitable balance between the distributive and service trades and the manufacturing industries, as regards both the burden of taxation and the allocation of manpower resources.