HC Deb 17 July 1969 vol 787 c183W
Mr. Doig

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will now make a statement about the treatment of electricity and gas board showrooms for selective employment tax purposes.

Mr. Roy Jenkins

After consultation with the Minister of Power and the Secretary of State for Scotland, I have decided that electricity and gas showrooms should cease to rank for refund of S.E.T., and I propose to make an Order under the Selective Employment Payments Act, 1966 to give effect to this. My right hon. Friends are now discussing the detailed arrangements with the nationalised industries and the Order will be laid as soon as these discussions are completed.