§ 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. 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?