HC Deb 27 April 1933 vol 277 c252

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he has any information to show to what extent managers of theatres in Great Britain have been unable to pass on the recent increase in Entertainments Duty to the public patronising their establishments?


Information has been supplied to me by certain associations of cases in which owners of theatres have not increased their prices of admission by an amount equivalent to the increase in Entertainments Duty made in November, 1931, but I have no information which would enable me to say to what extent the incidence of the increase has fallen on the owners of the theatres taking the country as a whole.