HC Deb 19 November 1946 vol 430 cc686-7
63. Mr. Garry Allighan

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if his inquiries whether remission of Entertainments Tax is being fully applied to the cheaper stands at football club matches have been completed; and if he can yet make a statement.

Mr. Glenvil Hall

No, Sir, not yet.

Mr. Garry Allighan

In view of the fact that the Minister undertook to inquire into this scandal over six weeks ago, has he any idea when he expects to receive a report?

Mr. Glenvil Hall

My right hon. Friend hopes it will be as soon as possible. He has seen the English Football League, and is now in touch with its Scottish counterpart.

Mr. Keeling

Will the Financial Secretary give an undertaking that no pressure will be applied to Rugby clubs, which make no profit and do not require any encouragement to reduce their charges when they can?

Mr. Glenvil Hall

Obviously, we do not want to apply pressure where no pressure is needed.