HC Deb 30 November 1926 vol 200 c1010
49. Sir W. de FRECE

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer the receipts from the Entertainments Duty at racecourse meetings in each week since the Betting Duty came into operation, together with the receipts for the same period last year?


As I informed my hon. Friend the Member for Brighton on 29th June last, particulars of the yield of the Entertainments Duty paid in respect of different kinds of entertainments are not available.

Sir W. de FRECE

Is it, not possible to get this information?


No, Sir. I am advised that it is not possible to get it without an expenditure of money which I do not think is justified in the circumstances.


asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether he is aware that the Excise and Customs officer at Cardiff has refused to grant exemption from Entertainments Duty upon the proceeds of concerts run on behalf of distress funds at Barry, because a number of miners' families were included among the persons to be assisted; and whether he will instruct local officers that such discrimination should not be. exercised?


I am not aware of any case in which exemption from Entertainment Duty has been refused by the Customs and Excise authorities at Cardiff in respect of entertainments promoted in aid of the funds mentioned by the hon. Member. If he knows of any case in which exemption has been refused, and will furnish full particulars, I will have inquiry made.