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Horticultural Industry (Selective Employment Tax)

Volume 728: debated on Thursday 12 May 1966

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asked the Minister of Labour how many are engaged in horticulture in the County of Holland in respect of whom the Selective Employment Tax will have to be paid; and whether any unemployment will be caused by the imposition of this tax.

I regret that figures of employees engaged in horticulture, as distinct from those in general farming, are not available for particular counties. As regards the second part of the Question, my right hon. Friend the Minister of Agriculture has received from the National Farmers' Union representations regarding the effect of the tax, which he has undertaken to consider carefully.