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Entertainments Duty

Volume 155: debated on Wednesday 21 June 1922

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Mr.

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether entertainments provided by Navy, Army, and Air Force institutes are now liable to Entertainments Duty; why is this necessary; and approximately what amount is it expected will accrue to the Treasury from this source in the current financial year?

As stated by the Financial Secretary to the Treasury on 15th March last in reply to a question by the hon. and gallant Member for Basingstoke, the Navy, Army and Air Force institutes decided to surrender the exemptions from Entertainments Duty which had previously been granted to them. My right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer has no information as to the amount of revenue which will accrue from this source.