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Cinemas (Tax)

Volume 524: debated on Tuesday 9 March 1954

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31.

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer his estimate of the annual loss of revenue which would result from granting entertainments tax rebates on the exhibition of British films, as proposed in a memorandum to his Department from the Cinematograph Exhibitors' Association.

About £4½ million a year at the present time; but I understand that the Cinematograph Exhibitors' Association no longer support this proposal.