§ Dr. King
Is the Chancellor aware that, in spite of the fact that county cricket had a wonderful season last year, nearly every county cricket club in the country is in financial difficulties and might even be bankrupt if it were not for the efforts of voluntary supporters' clubs? Will he, therefore, give very sympathetic consideration to their request to be relieved of tax which he draws on their voluntary efforts to save cricket?
Of course, I will give very careful consideration to it, but the hon. Gentleman knows that I have to be careful to ensure that my duty is not eroded away.