HC Deb 06 March 1924 vol 170 cc1610-1W
Sir W. de FRECE

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether representations have been made to him showing that the entertainment industry as a whole is in favour of the abolition, and not the reduction, of the Entertainments Duty, and that the theatres in the country would be very gravely affected by any suggestion for total abolition of the duty in respect of cheap seats only and by its retention on higher-priced seats, which alone make cheaper seats possible; and if so, whether he will say what action he proposes to take on such representations?


I am unable to anticipate my Budget statement.