HC Deb 29 March 1956 vol 550 c2325
8. Dr. D. Johnson

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will consider making a reduction in the entertainments tax chargeable on the admission fees to professional football games.

Mr. H. Brooke

My hon. Friend will not expect me to anticipate my right hon. Friend's Budget statement.

Dr. Johnson

None the less, may I ask my right hon. Friend, when consideration is given to this question, that particular attention will be given to the financial position of clubs such as those in the Third Division (North) which do not get very large gates?

Mr. Brooke

On behalf of my right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer, I last week received a most formidable deputation representing many sports. It included representatives of the Football Association, the Football League and the Rugby Football League, so what I do not know about the finances of football just now is not worth knowing.