HC Deb 11 May 1922 vol 153 cc2374-5
39. Mr. T. THOMSON

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer the amount received each year from the Entertainments Duty since it was first imposed, and any variations in the rate levied each year?


As the information is in tabular form, I will circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Following is the table:

The receipts of Entertainments Duty from the 15th May, 1916, when the duty was first imposed, are:

Year ended 31st March,

1917 3,001,268
1918 4,987,568
1919 7,520,080
1920 10,479,516
1921 11,735,840
1922 10,285,000 (approximate)

The variations made from time to time in the rates of duty are shown below.

Price of Admission exclusive of Duty. From 15 May, 1916. From 1 Oct., 1917. From 1 Aug., 1918. From 1 Oct., 1919.
Tax. Tax. Tax. Tax.
2d. and under ½d. ½d.
2½d and under ½d. ½d.
Over 2d. to 6d. 1d.
Over 2d. to 4d. 1d. 1d.
Over 2½d. to 4d. 1d. 1d. 1d. 1d.
Over 4d. to 6d. 1d. 2d. 2d.
Over 4d. to 4½d. 1d. 2d. 2d. 1½d.
Over 4d. to 7d. 2d.
Over 4½d, to 7d. 2d. 2d.
Over 6d. to 2s. 6d. 2d.
Over 6d. to 1s. 2d. 3d.
Over 7d. to 1s 2d. 3d. 3d. 3d.
Over 1s. to 2s. 2d. 4d. 4d. 4d.
Over 2s. to 3s. 6d. 6d. 6d.
Over 2s. 6d. to 5s. 3d.
Over, 3s. to 5s. 3d. 9d. 9d. 9d.
Over 5s. to 7s. 6d. 6d. 1s. 1s. 1s.
Over 7s. 6d. to 12s. 6d. 1s.
Over 7s. 6d. to 10s. 6d. 1s. 1s. 6d. 1s. 6d. 1s. 6d.
Over 10s. 6d. to 15s. 2s. 2s. 2s.
Over 12s. 6d 1s. first 12s. 6d. 1s. each additional 10s. or part.
Over 15s. 2s. first 15s., 6d. each additional 5s. or part. As 1917 As 1917