§ 52. Lieut.-Colonel Kingsmill
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will consider lowering the entertainments tax on outdoor sporting events, such as football matches, in order to encourage people to take their amusements out of doors.
55. Mr. Scott-Elliot
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether, having regard to the importance of providing the maximum incentive to industry, he will consider the reduction in the rate of Excess Profits Tax in his forthcoming Budget, this to be balanced by some increase in the rate of National Defence contribution.
§ 57. Mr. Spence
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will consider reducing the rate of Purchase Tax on the equipment for children's playgrounds.
§ 61. Mr. I. J. Pitman
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether income to be received as children's allowance, and treated as income for Income Tax purposes, will be treated as earned or as unearned income.
§ Mr. H. Morrison
The hon. Members will not expect my right hon. Friend to anticipate his Budget Statement.
§ Mr. Spence
Will the Minister bear in mind that equipments for children's playgrounds are largely paid for out of public funds or out of money publicly subscribed?
§ Mr. Bowles
Although we do not expect the Chancellor to anticipate his Budget, cannot the right hon. Gentleman anticipate it a little?