HC Deb 28 January 1969 vol 776 c1079
1. Mr. Winnick

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will introduce legislation that will allow artists the same tax arrangements as writers.

The Minister of State, Treasury (Mr. Dick Taverne)

I have noted my hon. Friend's suggestion.

Mr. Winnick

While I am grateful, in a sense, for that Answer, may I ask my hon. Friend to agree that since writers, playwrights and composers are allowed to spread their tax arrangements over three years' work, it is wrong and an anomaly that artists are not allowed to do the same?

Mr. Taverne

That is the very point we had noted.

Mr. Channon

Would not the Minister agree that a whole range of anomalies exist in this sphere? Will he at least look into the matter, because his hon. Friend is right about this?

Mr. Taverne

I cannot add to what I have already said.

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