HC Deb 10 November 1936 vol 317 c695
51. Mr. DAY

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether, in view of the large amounts that are being demanded for seats and space for the purpose of viewing the Coronation procession, he will consider introducing amending legislation or making regulations that will give the inland revenue authorities the necessary power to enable them to levy entertainment tax on persons selling or purchasing tickets for the purpose of witnessing the Coronation or other processions?


The answer is in the negative.


Does the right hon. Gentleman consider that it is wise to proceed with this expenditure in view of the gambling that is going on at Lloyd's as to whether or not this Coronation will ever take place?