HC Deb 11 March 1968 vol 760 cc199-200W
Sir J. Langford-Holt

asked the Minister of Public Building and Works if he is aware that certain kinds of industrialised building are excluded from the Selective Employment Tax premium provision whereas others attract premium; whether he will seek to amend the law so that the present distinction is eliminated; and whether it is still the policy of the Government that industrialised building should be encouraged where this results in higher productivity.

Mr. Mellish

There are difficulties in defining industrialised building for S.E.T. purposes. After careful examination of alternatives, I have concluded that any change in the present arrangements would increase and not diminish anomalies. The Government support all methods of construction which are likely to lead to economy in the use of resources.