HC Deb 31 March 1927 vol 204 c1421
71. Captain WATERHOUSE

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer the estimated loss of Entertainments Duty through the falling off of racecourse receipts since 1st November, 1926?


I assume that my hon. and gallant Friend has in mind a comparison between the Entertainments Duty paid in respect of race-course receipts from the 1st November, 1926, to some convenient date and the duty for a similar period a year ago. Particulars of the total receipts of the Entertainments Duty in respect of different kinds of entertainments cannot be obtained, as there is no official information in regard to the nature of entertainments in respect of which duty is paid by previous purchase of stamps or tickets. Hence, no precise comparison of the kind asked for can be made. But it is my intention to deal with this and all other aspects of the Betting Duty in the course of the Debates on the Finance Bill.