HC Deb 19 November 1968 vol 773 cc240-1W
34. Mr. Patrick Jenkin

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what representations he has received about the Government's refusal to make payments by way of Selective Employment Tax refund, refund with premium, and regional employment premium in respect of people employed by firms engaged in the business of recovering and processing non-ferrous scrap metals; and what replies he has sent.

Mr. Diamond

Ten letters from firms in the non-ferrous scrap metal trade and several copies of a letter from the British Secondary Metals Association.

The replies explained that these firms were classified under a service heading and were therefore not eligible for refund and premium payments, and that the Government, having reviewed the position, had concluded that this was the appropriate treatment.