§ 49. Sir FRANK MEYER
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer the amount received in respect of the Betting Duty for the month of February?
§ Sir F. MEYER
In view of the fact that the total amount collected, including the sum the right hon. Gentleman has just mentioned, is considerably less than the estimate, can he tell the House whether this is due to the fact that his estimate of the total amount of betting was faulty, or whether it is due to a reduction in the amount of betting?
§ Mr. CHURCHILL
I have no doubt that various explanations could be put forward, according to taste, on that subject, but I shall in the course of the discussion on the Finance Bill very likely be afforded an opportunity of dealing with the Betting Duty, and I should prefer to make my statement as a whole.
§ Colonel DAY
Will the right hon. Gentleman state whether he is receiving any deputations on this matter?