§ Mr. Younger
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what estimate he has made of the total amount of money which will be saved by those hotels, boarding houses and holiday camps in Scotland which will get all Selective Employment Tax refunded in future;18W
(2) what will be the total extra cost of the 50 per cent. increase in Selective Employment Tax for hotels, boarding houses and holiday camps in Scotland which are eligible to pay this increase.
§ Mr. Diamond
Separate figures for employment in hotels, boarding houses and holiday camps are not generally available. I estimate that for the hotel and catering industry as a whole, the increase in S.E.T. will yield approximately£750,000 a year in Scotland, of which very roughly£300,000 will be refunded to hotels in rural parts of the development area.