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Cinema Attendances

Volume 526: debated on Tuesday 6 April 1954

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer, for each quarter of the financial year 1953–54, the figure of cinema attendances, expressed as a percentage of the corresponding quarters in the financial years 1952–53 and 1951–52, respectively.

The figures, which relate to dutiable admissions only, are as follow:

Financial Year QuartersEstimated dutiable attendances in 1953–54 as a percentage of:
First Quarter9398
Second Quarter9395
Third Quarter97100
Fourth Quarter (January and February only)8796