HC Deb 08 February 1911 vol 21 c400W

asked the Chancellor if he is aware that in the holiday resorts on the Clyde the hotel-keeping business is being injured by the increased licence duties imposed by last year's Budget; and if, in those cases where the great bulk of the business is done in the summer months, he will so modify the duties that seasonal concessions, in such cases, be obtained?


Under the Finance (1909–10) Act, 1910, a very liberal concession was given to seasonal hotels. If a case for amendment of the law can be made out, I have no doubt my right hon. Friend will be prepared to consider it. But at present no evidence has been furnished to indicate either that the concession has, generally speaking, failed to secure the object aimed at, or that any premises entitled to be regarded asbonâfide seasonal hotels have been excluded from its operation.