HC Deb 22 June 1954 vol 529 cc13-4W
Mr. Swingler

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if, in view of the liquidation of the British Lion Film Corporation and the danger of a decline in British film production, he will now reconsider proposals to introduce discriminatory reliefs from entertainments tax in favour of the exhibition of British films.

Mr. R. A. Butler

No. As my right hon. Friend explained in reply to the hon. Member for Huddersfield, East (Mr. J. P. W. Mallalieu) on 8th April last. I consider that the limited amount of Entertainments Duty relief which can be afforded this year is best given in the way f proposed in my Budget statement.