HC Deb 27 November 1934 vol 295 c688W

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether, in view of the growing practice of providing entertainments in London departmental stores which are tantamount to stage plays as defined in Section 23 of the Theatres Act, 1843, to which admission is free on presentation of a 1s. purchasing voucher but without any payment of Entertainments Duty, he can state whether arrangements can be made for theatres permitting admission in a similar manner to be equally exempted from the obligation to pay Entertainments Duty?


I have not heard of any theatre in regard to which the circumstances described by my hon. Friend obtain, or are likely to obtain.