§ Mr. Tony Banks
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will give details of the revenue received by his Department from (a) the duty on football pool betting and (b) value added tax from professional soccer in each of the past five years.
§ Mr. Hayhoe
The revenue received from football pool betting in each of the past five financial years was as follows:
£ million 1980–81 150 1981–82 169 1982–83 193 1983–84 198 1984–85 *212 *Estimate.
On the basis of information provided by the Football League, it is estimated that the yield from value added tax on admissions to football matches is of the order of £6 million a year.