§ 54. Mr. DALTON
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he is aware that the expenditure on fox hunting in this country amounts to £10,000,000 a year; and whether, in view of the condition of the national finances, he has considered the possibility of raising additional revenue by imposing a luxury tax on this form of sport?
§ Mr. CHURCHILL
I am aware that the estimate mentioned appeared recently in the Press. I understand that 835 the bulk of the expenditure is represented by wages to grooms, etc., and provender for horses, hounds, etc. I have no means of verifying the figures. Many forms of taxation should be considered, but few chosen.
§ Captain EVERARD
Would the right hon. Gentleman seriously consider the large number of people in the Midlands who are employed directly or indirectly by fox-hunting?