§ 47. Colonel APPLIN
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer the number of turf commission agents in the London area and in England, respectively; and the estimated revenue to be derived from each category when the Betting Tax comes into force?
§ Mr. CHURCHILL
My hon. and gallant Friend will find a rough estimate of the number of credit bookmakers in London in Appendix III A to the Report from 200 the Select Committee on Betting Duty which sat in 1923. There is no official information as to the number of bookmakers in England, but the question of the total number of bookmakers in the country is discussed in paragraph 24 of the Draft Report of the Chairman of the Select Committee. No attempt has been made to allocate geographically the estimated yield of the Betting Duty.
§ Mr. THURTLE
Would the right hon. Gentleman say how many commission agents there are on the Stock Exchange?
§ Colonel DAY
Will the right hon. Gentleman say whether their licences will be suspended if they default?