HC Deb 22 October 1953 vol 518 cc275-6W
50. Mr. Hamilton

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he is aware of the hardship imposed on professional football clubs in Scotland by the incidence of Entertainments Duty; and what complaints he has received on this matter in the past three months.

Mr. Boyd-Carpenter

My right hon. Friend has received representations in this matter from the Scottish Football Association and from a number of individual football clubs in Scotland. As I told the right hon. and learned Member for Edinburgh, East (Mr. Wheatley) on 20th October, these representations will be borne in mind in connection with the undertaking which my right hon. Friend gave during the debates on the Finance Bill to watch the incidence of the duty on football during the present season.