§ Mr. Chichester-Clark
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what has been the yield from the construction industry of selective employment tax in each financial year since the introduction of the tax; and what revenue he anticipates from this source in 1972–73, assuming no change in the rate of the tax.
§ Mr. Amery
It is estimated that the yield from the construction industry of selective employment tax for each of the financial years since its introduction in September, 1966, was as follows:
1966–67 £45 million 1967–68 £80 million 1968–69 £100 million 1969–70 £145 million 1970–71 £135 million
For 1971–72 it is estimated that the yield will be £80 million and on the assumption that there were no change from the present rate the yield for 1972–73 would be £60 million.