HC Deb 03 April 1951 vol 486 c24
46. Major Lloyd

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what rates of duty or tax are at present charged on betting, bookmakers, horse and dog racing, totalisators, sporting and other entertainments open to the public.

The Chancellor of the Exchequer (Mr. Gaitskell)

The duties are Pool Betting duty, Bookmakers' Licence Duty and Entertainments Duty. I am sending the hon. and gallant Member a statement setting out the statutory rates.

Major Lloyd

Will not the right hon. Gentleman take an early opportunity of considering bringing these varying imposts to some kind of order and uniformity, so as to make them more just and equitable between the various forms of entertainment?

Mr. Gaitskell

The hon. and gallant Gentleman will not expect me to anticipate my Budget statement.