HC Deb 18 November 1969 vol 791 cc271-2W
135. Mr. Kenneth Baker

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what was the revenue from gaming machine licence duty from 1st October, 1967 to 30th September, 1968, from 1st October, 1968 to 30th September, 1969 and from 1st October, 1969 to the latest convenient date.

Mr. Taverne

Net receipts of gaming machine licence duty were £2.9 million from October, 1967 to September, 1968 and £3.5 million from October, 1968 to September, 1969. Receipts in the month of October, 1969 are put provisionally at £3.4 million.

The licence your for the majority of licence holders begins on 1st October, and the bulk of receipts in September are in respect of the following licence year. Receipts up to the end of October, 1969 in respect of the licence year 1969–70 are provisionally put at £4.9 million. On a similar basis, receipts for the licence years 1967–68 and 1968–69 are estimated as having been £2.8 million and £2.9 million respectively.