HC Deb 23 February 1939 vol 344 c581W
Mr. Day

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether, when formulating his next Budget, he will take into consideration the great amount of unemployment there is at present in the theatrical and variety industry; and, with a view to assisting employment in these industries, will he consider making a readjustment of the Entertainments Duty so as to give these industries an opportunity of competing with cinematograph exhibitors' theatres by further reducing and/or exempting from taxation places of theatrical entertainment where performers or artistes, personally appear?

Sir J. Simon

I would refer the hon. Member to the assurance given on 1st February in answer to the question asked by my hon. Friend the Member for Central Newcastle (Mr. Denville).