§ 53. Mr. E. Johnson
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer the total amount wagered, in respect of which duty was payable in the financial year 1954–55, on totalisators on dog racecourses and on football pools, respectively; what amount was received in duty in each case; what amount was received from bookmakers' licence duty on dog racecourses; and the amount wagered on totalisators on horse racecourses.
§ Mr. Brooke
The figures of pool betting duty for the financial year 1954–55 are:—
— Net receipts of pool betting duty Total stakes in respect of which pool betting duty was paid £ £ Totalisators operating on dog race-courses 5,804,167 58,041,670 Football and similar pools 21,454,615 71,515,383
Net receipts of bookmakers' licence duty during 1954–55 were £1,684,538.
I understand that the amount wagered through totalisators operated by the Racecourse Betting Control Board during this period was £24,233,301.