HC Deb 16 March 1948 vol 448 c1879
53. Mr. Teeling

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what have been the amounts received by the Treasury week by week from the greyhound racing totalisators and from football pools, respectively, since the 10 per cent. tax on these forms of betting came into force on 4th January.

Sir S. Cripps

The average weekly receipts from the totalisators and the pools are about £190,000 and £170,000, respectively.

Mr. Teelinģ

Can the right hon. and learned Gentleman say whether the arrangement for obtaining money from the football pools was brought in on 4th January, or held up?

Sir S. Cripps

It was brought in, and I think it has worked smoothly.

Captain Marsden

The right hon. and learned Gentleman gave us the average figure over a period. Can he say whether the weekly takings are receding?

Sir S. Cripps

I am afraid that I cannot do so without notice.