HC Deb 15 February 1934 vol 285 cc2094-5
49. Mr. TINKER

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury the total amount of Entertainments Duty collected for the last financial year; and will he give the figures for the cheaper seats, those up to and including 6d.?


The total net receipts of Entertainments Duty during the year ended 31st March, 1933, amounted to £9,318,622. I am afraid that the information asked for in the second part of the question cannot be given as detailed statistics of Entertainments Duty at the various prices of admission are not available.


Can the hon. Gentleman say whether it will be possible to get some information on this matter by the time the Budget is introduced? It is a very important question, and one would like to have information if possible.


I wish it were possible to satisfy the hon. Gentleman, but by the method by which this duty is collected it is impossible to separate the amounts collected for the various denominations.

50. Captain STRICKLAND

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury the number of stamps, stamped roll tickets, etc., sold for the purpose of Entertainments Duty during the last 12 months of which his Department has a record?


While statistics of the actual sales of stamps and stamped tickets of the different denominations for the purpose of Entertainments Duty are not available, I can inform my hon. and gallant Friend that the receipts from their sale in the year ended 31st January, the latest date for which figures are available, was approximately £1,855,000.