HC Deb 02 April 1946 vol 421 c1103
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. Morrison

No doubt my right hon. Friend will see that on the record.

Mr. Bowles

Although we do not expect the Chancellor to anticipate his Budget, cannot the right hon. Gentleman anticipate it a little?

Mr. Morrison

I am in a still less advantageous position to anticipate anything in the Budget.