Councillor Harry Mears, President of C.E.A. complains about cinema tax.
LS. Councillor Harry Mears, President of the C.E.A. (Cinematography Exhibitors Association) seated talking (natural sound): "Ladies and Gentleman, in the budget, Mr Gaitskell proposes to increase the cinema tax. This is unfair discrimination. Let me tell you why - the ordinary man going to a football match pays 1d. in tax but his wife for her usual seat in the cinema, often pays 9d. in tax. CU. Now Mr Gaitskell wants her to pay 11d. eleven times as much as her husband. This is just not fair. Housewives make up a major part of cinema audiences. It's a great rest and relaxation for them from growing domestic worries." CU. Mr Mears speaking: "So this is another burden on the women in the home. In fact, of course, it's an additional tax on all of us. Mr Gaitskell must change his mind. If you agree with me, write and tell your M.P.
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