§ Mr. David Steel
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will list those in Scotland who have made representations to him on the abolition of SET, indicating those in favour of abolition and those against; and whether he will publish this evidence.
§ Mr. Gordon Campbell
My right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced on 31st March 1971 his intention of halving SET in July 1971 and abolishing it on 1st April 1973. Since the Chancellor's announcement 1 have received no representations on the question of the abolition of SET. Two representations were made in 1970, both seeking abolition of SET. These were from the Scottish Council of Retail Traders and Largs Burgh Council.