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Entertainments Duty (Cinemas)

Volume 524: debated on Saturday 8 May 1954

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asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury how much has been paid on entertainment tax by cinemas since 1st April, 1953; and how the sum compares with that paid for the equivalent period in the previous year.

Entertainments Duty receipts from cinemas in the period 1st April, 1953, to 28th February, 1954, amounted to £34.39 million compared with £3458 million in the corresponding period of 1952–53.