§ 14. Sir A. HOLBROOK
asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that civilians not in Government employment are allowed admission to garrison theatres controlled by the Navy, Army, and Air Force Institute; and, as such a practice causes competition with theatres run by private owners who have to bear the burden of taxation, whether he will consider the issue of instructions that the practice be stopped?
§ Sir L. WORTHINGTON-EVANS
The Navy, Army, and Air Force Institutes are charged a commercial rent for War Department sites or buildings used for theatres or cinemas, are liable for rates on them, and pay Entertainments Duty in respect of the performances given. In these circumstances I see no ground for imposing the suggested restriction.