§ 54 Rear-Admiral ADAIR
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) whether, having regard to the amount of money spent in public restaurants, he has considered the desirability and possibility of imposing an ad valorem, tax on all meals served in such places the cost of which is 5s. and upwards, exclusive of drink served with them;
(2) Whether, having regard to the amount of money spent in theatres, music 1488 halls, cinemas, &c., he has considered the desirability of doubling the entertainment tax?
§ 59. Sir H. BRITTAIN
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether, in view of the fact that many priceless works of art, historical souvenirs, &c., are being purchased in ever-increasing quantities by the United States citizens who are encouraged to purchase and import such objects from Europe by the remission of the import duty for objects over 100 years old, he can see his way to impose an export duty which would at any rate be some solatium to the country if we are to lose so many of oar valuable and irreplaceable possessions?