§ 54. Mr. John Ellis
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will take steps to end the difficulties being caused to the construction industry by the lump system.
§ Mr. John Silkin
Measures to tighten up the operation of the existing tax deduction scheme were foreshadowed by the Chancellor of the Exchequer in his Budget speech. But I am urgently considering what action should be taken to eliminate the other abuses arising from the lump.