§ 28. Mr. Swingler
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will use a part of the accumulating revenue surplus to reduce the level of entertainments tax on cinemas.
§ Mr. H. Macmillan
If I were to give either a positive or negative reply I should be in grave danger of anticipating my Budget statement.
§ Mr. Swingler
While I thank the Chancellor for that reply, which at any rate does not seem to exclude the suggestion contained in my Question, has he taken note of the rising figures of bankruptcies amongst small cinema proprietors? Will he take this fact into account when considering his Budget statement?
§ Captain Duncan
In considering his Budget statement, will my right hon. Friend consider suggestions by me to alter the system of tax in order to help the small cinema?