HC Deb 26 March 1936 vol 310 cc1407-8
71. Dr. SALTER

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he is aware that about half of the 16,000 registered clubs are of the nature of proprietary institutions; and whether he will give an estimate of the loss of revenue which accrues from charging Club Duty at an average of only one-fifth the rate of that which the owner of a club would pay if his premises were properly licensed?


I understand that the description in the first part of the question is applicable to a number of registered clubs; with regard to the second part, no data are available for such an estimate.


Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that the average Club Duty, paid is about £10 per club per annum, whereas if the Licence Duty of £40 to £50 were imposed the right hon. Gentleman would secure an additional revenue of a further £250,000?


I have no data available for such an estimate.