HC Deb 28 January 1947 vol 432 c767
54. Mr. Garry Allighan

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

Mr. Dalton

Not yet.

Mr. Allighan

Is the Chancellor of the Exchequer aware that his concession in the last Budget is not being fully passed over to the public?

Mr. Dalton

I am in touch, through my officials, with some of the football clubs who have not done what I had reason to expect all the football clubs would do, and which most of them have done. I must not anticipate my Budget Statement, but it may in part depend on what happens between now and then.

Mr. Michael Foot

While I am sure that the Chancellor of the Exchequer will not expect me to anticipate the speech I hope to make on that occasion, and while I appreciate his desire that this concession should be passed over to the public, may I ask, if football clubs are not able to build up their funds, whether he can give any advice on how Plymouth Argyle are to get hold of a really good inside-left?

Professor Savory

Why should not the seekers of amusement contribute their fair share of the burdens of the country?