65. Mr. DOYLE
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he can state the amount of revenue derived from the Entertainments Duty for the 11 months ended the 28th of February last, and also for the corresponding period of the previous year; and whether he can say what proportion of the total is derived from cinema theatres?
§ Sir R. HORNE
The amounts of Entertainments Duty paid in the periods of 11 months ended 28th February, 1921, and 28th February, 1922, were £10,678,000 and £9,327,800, respectively. Owing to the fact that a considerable part of the duty is collected by means of the sale of Government tickets and stamps, it is not possible to state the yield of the duty in respect of any particular class of entertainment.