HC Deb 02 December 1919 vol 122 cc204-5
80. Captain R. TERRELL

asked the Food Controller whether, in view of the value of pigeons as food, he will consider the desirability of urging the revenue authorities to waive the Entertainments Tax on country shows held to improve the breed of pigeons?

The MINISTER of FOOD (Mr. Roberts)

I do not in all the circumstances consider that I should be justified in urging the Commissioners of Customs and Excise to make an exception from their general practice in favour of pigeon shows.