HC Deb 16 February 1926 vol 191 c1721
62. Sir W. de FRECE

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he can state the yield of the Entertainments Duty from prices of admission exclusive of the duty up to 1s. 3d. inclusive, over 1s. 3d. up to 2s. inclusive, over 2s. up to 3s. inclusive, over 3s. up to 5s. inclusive, and over 5s., respectively?


As the answer contains figures in tabular form, I will, with my hon. Friend's permission, circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Following is the answer:

No information is available as to the exact yield of the Entertainments Duty on particular prices of admission, but so far as an estimate can be framed, the information asked for is as follows:

Rates of Duty. Exclusive prices of admission. Estimated Approximate Yield.
Exceeding Not Exceeding
s. d. s. d. £
1d., 1½d., 2d. and 3d. 6 1 3 3,400,000
4d. 1 3 2 0 1,000,000
6d. 2 0 3 0 400,000
9d. 3 0 5 0 400,000
1s. and over 5 0 600,000