§ 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.