HC Deb 21 February 1955 vol 537 cc119-20W
Mr. Hirst

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what would be the approximate cost to the Treasury of exempting cinemas from entertainment tax to the extent of the first £75, £100 and £150, re-respectively of weekly receipts.

—— Standard Rate Preferential Rate applicable to goods of United Kingdom manufacture
Per cent. ad valorem Per cent. ad valorem
Cotton fabrics, not otherwise specified, containing more than 90per cent. cotton:
(a) Grey piece goods (excluding bordered grey chadars, dhoties, saris and scarves) 100 65
(b) Printed piece goods and fabrics 100 60
(c) Piece goods and fabrics, not otherwise specified 100 60
Cotton sateens including Italians of sateen weaves, velvets and velveteens and embroidered all-overs:
Printed 100 80
Others 100 75
Fabrics, not otherwise specified, containing not more than 10 per cent. silk or artificial silk or wool but containing more than 50 per cent. and not more than 90 per cent. cotton 100 70

Mr. R. A. Butler

About £5 million, £7 million and £10 million a year, respectively.