HC Deb 05 July 1927 vol 208 c1093
47. Colonel DAY

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what has been the cost to the State of collecting the Betting Duty to the most convenient recent date; how many additional civil servants have been engaged in order to carry out the work of collection; and what percentage of the total revenue derived from the tax has been expended in the cost of its collection?


The information asked for in the first part of the question is not available. For the rest, the position remains substantially as stated in my right hon. Friend's reply to the hon. Member for Huddersfield (Mr. J. Hudson) on the 22nd February last.

Colonel DAY

Can the right hon. Gentleman say whether there is much of a surplus over the cost of collection?


Oh, yes; a very large surplus.