HC Deb 30 April 1969 vol 782 cc242-3W
Mr. Grimond

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what is the estimated number of jobs which will be lost in the Highlands and Islands through the increase in Selective Employment Tax.

Mr. Ross

No reliable estimate can be made of the effect on employment in general, but the relief available under the arrangements for refund of the S.E.T. to the hotel industry throughout the Highlands and Islands should help to maintain employment in that industry.