Entertainments Duty (Cinema Charges)

Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance – in the House of Commons on 8th September 1942.

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Photo of Mr Robert Morgan Mr Robert Morgan , Stourbridge

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer the proportion of Entertainments Duty in cinema charges of 2s. 6d., 3s., 3s. 6d., 4s. 6d., 5s., and 8s.; and how this proportion compares with the proportion before the imposition of the last increase of the Entertainments Duty?

Photo of Sir Kingsley Wood Sir Kingsley Wood , Woolwich West

As the answer involves a table of figures, I will, with my hon. Friend's permission, circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Following is the table:

Admission charge including Entertainments Duty.Proportion of duty in admission charge.
Now.Before last increase.
s.d.%%
2633.3323.33
3036.1125.00
36*26.19
4640.7424.07
50*25.00
8039.58
* Inclusive charges of these amounts do not (or did not in the case of the 8s. price) fit in with the scale of duties, and so far as is known prices are not charged at these rates.