HC Deb 03 December 1946 vol 431 c32W
60. Mr. E. P. Smith

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether, in view of the need for all practicable steps to be taken to encourage and develop tourist traffic to this country during 1947, he will undertake to investigate to what extent the living theatre could more effectively contribute to the attraction of such traffic if it had not to bear the burden of the present level of Entertainments Duty.

Mr. Dalton

I doubt it even the abolition of Entertainments Duty on the living theatre would have any practical effect on tourist traffic.