Entertainments Duty

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 19th February 1953.

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Photo of Mr Stephen Swingler Mr Stephen Swingler , Newcastle-under-Lyme 12:00 am, 19th February 1953

In view of that position, and in view of the considerable crisis looming in the film industry owing to uncertainty about the future of the Eady scheme and of declining attendances at the cinemas, would the hon. Gentleman make a break with tradition and anticipate the Budget statement?