§ 49. Mr. CHARLES TAYLOR
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether, in view of the enforced closing down of a large number of theatres and of the numerous changes over to cinematograph entertainment from the living theatre and the consequent increase in unemployment in the musical and other professions, he will consider the abolition of, or a reduction in, the Entertainments Duty in so far as those entertainments are concerned in which the human element predominates?
§ Mr. TAYLOR
Will the right hon. Gentleman give very favourable consideration to this deserving case as there are definite cases of unemployment which can be relieved?
§ Mr. HOLFORD KNIGHT
Further to that, is the right hon. Gentleman aware that the very sympathetic references which he made to these men last 976 year have raised their expectations and their hopes?
§ Mr. THORNE
Would the right hon. Gentleman tell the House how many suggestions have been made to him in regard to the Budget?