Clubs (Taxation).

Oral Answers to Questions — Education. – in the House of Commons on 11th May 1922.

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Photo of Mr Robert Richardson Mr Robert Richardson , Houghton-le-Spring

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he has yet given effect to the undertaking given by him in the Budget Debate on 18th July last and considered what relief can be given in the matter of that part of the Club Tax which is a tax upon a tax?

Photo of Sir Robert Horne Sir Robert Horne , Glasgow Hillhead

This question has received my careful consideration. It will no doubt be the subject of discussion on the Committee stage of the Finance Bill and I am unable to anticipate that Debate.

Photo of Sir John Butcher Sir John Butcher , City of York

Will my right hon. Friend bear in mind that in view of the great dissatisfaction caused by his inability to reduce the Beer Duty it would be extremely satisfactory if he could seriously modify this Club Tax?

Photo of Sir Robert Horne Sir Robert Horne , Glasgow Hillhead

I am not likely to be allowed to forget it.

Photo of Mr Robert Richardson Mr Robert Richardson , Houghton-le-Spring

In view of the financial position of many of the clubs will the right hon. Gentleman consider the possibility of meeting this demand?

Photo of Mr John Whitley Mr John Whitley , Halifax

The hon. Member can put that point in Committee on the Finance Bill.

Photo of Mr Robert Richardson Mr Robert Richardson , Houghton-le-Spring

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer the amount received in respect of the Club Tax for the year ending 31st March last?

Photo of Sir Robert Horne Sir Robert Horne , Glasgow Hillhead

Exact figures for the year ending 31st March, 1922, are not yet available, but approximately the amount received in respect of the Club Tax during that period was £379,000.