HC Deb 15 December 1936 vol 318 c2292W

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will consider issuing the Entertainments Duty returns in a form showing, with detailed information, the amount of such tax collected from performances in which living persons appear, the cinemas, cricket, football, and, finally, other sports and entertainments of a miscellaneous character all grouped together?


Following is a table showing, for the financial year 1935–36, the approximate proportions of the revenue which are derived from different kinds of entertainments. I would emphasise that the figures in the table are only approximate, since the compilation of exact figures would involve unjustifiable trouble and expense.

notice will form no part of the Resolution and will not be treated as in any way limiting the scope of the Resolution to be moved. Moreover, there may be cases in which it will be possible to give only an indication, by the use of some such word as miscellaneous, that the subject-matter is not susceptible of brief description.