HC Deb 24 March 1970 vol 798 c370W
Mr. Michael Shaw

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will estimate the percentage increase in the costs of laundries and dry cleaners resulting from selective employment tax.

Mr. William Rodgers

Only approximate figures are available, but I estimate the cost of S.E.T. as a proportion of the total costs, including the tax, of laundries, laundrettes and dry cleaners to be of the order of 5 per cent.