HC Deb 01 May 1952 vol 499 cc102-3W
59. Mr. Lewis

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will arrange for Customs and Excise inspectors to be present at Wembley Stadium on Saturday, 3rd May, to prevent unauthorised persons selling Cup Final tickets at excessive prices, thus evading the Entertainment duties under the Finance Acts.

Mr. Boyd-Carpenter

The assignment of staff for preventive work of this kind is I think best left to the discretion of the Department concerned and it would not be in the public interest to disclose whether Excise officers will be present at any particular place and time.