§ 61. Colonel BALDWIN-WEBB
asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury the amount received in Entertainments Duty in each month for which figures are available subsequent to July, 1936; and how such figures compare with similar months in 1935?
§ The FINANCIAL SECRETARY to the TREASURY (Lieut.-Colonel Colville)
As the answer involves a table of figures, I will, with my hon. and gallant Friend's permission, circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.
§ Following is the answer:
§ The approximate receipts from Entertainments Duty for each month from July to October, 1936, together with the corresponding figures for the same period of 1935 were as follow:
|*These figures are subject to correction.|
§ 62. Colonel BALDWIN-WEBB
asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury what has been the yield of Entertainments Duty since the beginning of the present financial year up to the latest date for which figures are available?
§ Lieut.- Colonel COLVILLE
The approximate yield of Entertainments Duty since the beginning of the present financial year up to 31st October last, was £4,453,000.
§ Mr. KIRKWOOD
Is it not a fact that reducing the Entertainments Duty has been of benefit to the Exchequer?
§ Lieut.-Colonel COLVILLE
Perhaps the hon. Gentleman will kindly look at the figures in the OFFICIAL REPORT when he should see the answer for himself.