HC Deb 28 July 1988 vol 138 c498W
Mr. Bowis

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what has been the receipts from value added tax on theatre tickets for each of the last five years.

Mr. Lilley

This information is not directly available. The estimated yield of value added tax based on consumers' expenditure on admissions to theatres, concerts and similar live entertainment for the last five years is:

VAT Yield
Nearest £5 million
1983–84 35
1984–85 35
1985–86 40
1986–87 50
1987–88 155
1 Estimated