HC Deb 12 December 1934 vol 296 cc394-5

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he has considered the serious position in which the Entertainments Duty has placed many junior football and sports clubs; whether he is aware that many of those clubs have a loss after they have paid the tax; and whether there is any prospect of the tax being abolished where the price of admission to those games does not exceed sixpence?


With regard to the first and second parts of the question, I am not aware that the Entertainments Duty has inflicted any special hardship upon clubs of the kind referred to; with regard to the third part, I am afraid that I can hold out no hope of the creation of a special exemption of the kind suggested.


Since the Financial Secretary admits that his Department knows nothing about the effect of this Duty, will he have inquiries made into the conditions of some of these junior clubs and make representations to the Chancellor of the Exchequer?


I admit nothing of the kind.