HC Deb 06 April 1948 vol 449 cc15-6
31. Mr. E. P. Smith

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is the total amount contributed to the revenue by the living theatre in the form of Entertainments Duty from the inception of tax down to the end of the last accounting period.

The Financial Secretary to the Treasury (Mr. Glenvil Hall)

About £32 million has been paid in Entertainments Duty by the public who have visited the living theatre, since 1st July, 1935, the earliest date from which separate figures have been kept.

Mr. E. P. Smith

Will the right hon. Gentleman ask his right hon. and learned Friend to bear that figure in mind approximately two hours from now?