§ 24. Mr. Swingler
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if, in view of the latest figures showing the decline in the cinema trade, he will now abolish Entertainments Duty.
§ Mr. Swingler
Is the Chancellor aware of the sinister rumour in the trade that he might be tempted to raise taxation on television as an excuse for not cutting it on cinemas this year? Does he agree that this would be a most retrograde and regrettable move, since everybody knows that the case for the abolition of what is now the cinema tax is overwhelming?