HC Deb 06 June 1921 vol 142 c1515

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether, having regard to the great importance of encouraging the annual shows of the Royal and other agricultural societies in order to stimulate interest in agriculture in all parts of the country, he will consider the remission of the Entertainments Duty for such shows; is he aware that, with one exception, the committees who organised these shows last year incurred heavy financial loss; and will he allow bands and other extraneous attractions to be added to these shows without the present liability to imposition of the Entertainments Duty for such additions?


As regards the first of the hon. and gallant Member's question, exemption from Entertainments Duty is granted in respect of bonâ fide agricultural shows provided by a society not conducted or established for profit, and not including any extraneous attractions in the proceedings. As regards the second part, I have no information. As regards the third, I am not prepared to waive the latter condition.