HC Deb 15 May 1924 vol 173 c1574W

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he is aware that a military competition by local Territorials, which had been arranged for the Sussex County Agricultural Show, has had to be abandoned, owing to the fact that this would render the show liable to Entertainment Tax; and whether, in view of the fact that this competition was arranged with the object of encouraging recruiting in the district, he will see his way to waive the tax, so that the competition can be held?


My attention has been drawn to this case, but I have no power to waive payment of Entertainments Duty if the statutory conditions of exemption are not complied with.

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