HC Deb 07 February 1956 vol 548 c166W
36. Mr. Lewis

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer the amount of revenue received each month during 1955 from the 10 per cent. Pool Betting Duty levied upon greyhound racing totalisator bets; and how this compares with any similar duty paid in connection with totalisators operating on horse racecourses.

Mr. H. Macmillan

The monthly receipts of Pool Betting Duty charged at 10 per cent. on bets with greyhound racetrack totalisators in 1955 were:

January 334,180
February 355,187
March 460,394
April 494,194
May 490,069
June 684,250
July 544,668
August 642,806
September 581,070
October 449,331
November 448,290
December 425,708
Total 5,910,147

Bets made by means of totalisators operated on horse racecourses under the authority of the Racecourse Betting Control Board are not liable to Pool Betting Duty.

Wing Commander Bullus

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury the revenue obtained by his Department from the duty levied on football pools in 1953, 1954 and 1955.

Mr. H. Brooke

Receipts of Pool Betting Duty charged on football and similar pools during 1953, 1954 and 1955 were £21.1 million, £22.3 million and £20.4 million respectively.