§ 55. Mr. Gordon Campbell
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what study he has made of the economic effects of the proposed increases in Selective Employment Tax and fuel duty on the rural areas of Scotland.
§ Mr. Ross
I give close consideration to all matters affecting the economy of the rural areas of Scotland and, as the hon. Member is aware, special steps have already been taken by refunding the Selective Employment Tax to hotels there and by other measures to encourage further development in these areas.