Entertainments Duty.

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Mr. T. THOMSON:

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer the amount received each year from the Entertainments Duty since it was first imposed, and any variations in the rate levied each year?

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As the information is in tabular form, I will circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Following is the table:

The receipts of Entertainments Duty from the 15th May, 1916, when the duty was first imposed, are:

Year ended 31st March,

£
19173,001,268
19184,987,568
19197,520,080
192010,479,516
192111,735,840
192210,285,000 (approximate)

The variations made from time to time in the rates of duty are shown below.

RATES OF ENTERTAINMENTS DUTY.
Price of Admission exclusive of Duty.From 15 May, 1916.From 1 Oct., 1917.From 1 Aug., 1918.From 1 Oct., 1919.
Tax.Tax.Tax.Tax.
2d. and under½d.½d.
2½d and under½d.½d.
Over 2d. to 6d.1d.
Over 2d. to 4d.1d.1d.
Over 2½d. to 4d.1d.1d.1d.1d.
Over 4d. to 6d.1d.2d.2d.
Over 4d. to 4½d.1d.2d.2d.1½d.
Over 4d. to 7d.2d.
Over 4½d, to 7d.2d.2d.
Over 6d. to 2s. 6d.2d.
Over 6d. to 1s.2d.3d.
Over 7d. to 1s2d.3d.3d.3d.
Over 1s. to 2s.2d.4d.4d.4d.
Over 2s. to 3s.6d.6d.6d.
Over 2s. 6d. to 5s.3d.
Over, 3s. to 5s.3d.9d.9d.9d.
Over 5s. to 7s. 6d.6d.1s.1s.1s.
Over 7s. 6d. to 12s. 6d.1s.
Over 7s. 6d. to 10s. 6d.1s.1s. 6d.1s. 6d.1s. 6d.
Over 10s. 6d. to 15s.2s.2s.2s.
Over 12s. 6d1s. first 12s. 6d. 1s. each additional 10s. or part.
Over 15s.2s. first 15s., 6d. each additional 5s. or part.As 1917As 1917