§ 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.