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.
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.