Clause 2. — (Classification of Entertainments for Purposes of Entertainments Duty, and Rates of Duty.)

Part of Orders of the Day — Finance Bill – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 6th May 1952.

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Photo of Sir William Darling Sir William Darling , Edinburgh South 12:00 am, 6th May 1952

Cricket and football clubs may or may not be bankrupt, but what about the unfortunate people in the cotton industry, which is facing many difficulties, and what about the whole state of our national finances and the country's solvency? It is the Chancellor's duty to restore the national solvency, and no arguments, sentimental or critical, will dissuade me from doing my duty, which is to support any measure, however disagreeable, that is likely to help to overcome the economic crisis. In seeking a solution of that crisis, nothing should stand in the way.