41. Lieut.-Colonel MOORE
asked the Postmaster-General if he can state the loss in revenue involved during the three months ending 31st January, 1927, through the disuse of telephones and telegrams since the introduction of the Betting Duty and the consequent decrease of business experienced by licensed bookmakers?
§ Sir W. MITCHELL-THOMSON
As I stated on 30th November, in reply to a similar question by my hon. Friend the Member for Blackpool, I have no data upon which to form any precise estimate of the effect of the Betting Duty on telegraph or telephone traffic. All I can say is that there has been no appreciable effect upon telegraph or telephone revenue.