HC Deb 19 July 1938 vol 338 cc1985-6
46. Commander Marsden

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury how much was paid as entertainment tax by ticket holders for the third test match held at Manchester between 8th July to 12th July, inclusive?

Captain Wallace

Returns of the payments for admission, which are the official basis for calculating the amount of Entertainments Duty due in such cases, have not yet been received.

Commander Marsden

When such payments are made, will my right hon. and gallant Friend consider returning them?

Captain Wallace

I am not altogether excluding that possibility. One difficulty is that the club has taken money from the public for Entertainments Duty, and it would not seem to be very fair to return to the club money which it has taken from the public.

Sir John Haslam

Would the Financial Secretary consider the idea of returning the money to the club for the benefit of the professional, whose benefit was rained off equally with the Test Match?

Mr. Montague

Does the right hon. Gentleman consider that the national religion should be taxed?

Viscountess Astor

What is the national religion?

Hon. Members