HC Deb 13 April 1956 vol 551 cc620-1

Amendment made: In page 6, line 21, leave out subsection (2).—[Mr. Ernest Davies.]

Mr. Deedes

I beg to move, in page 6, line 29, to leave out subsection (3) and to insert: (3) For the purposes of section six of the Finance (No. 2) Act, 1947 (which imposes the pool betting duty) the expression "bet" shall not include the taking of a ticket or chance in a lottery to which section one of this Act applies and in the case of which all conditions specified in paragraphs (b), (c) and (g) of subsection (2) of the said section one are observed. (4) Any pool betting duty payable in respect of a lottery to which the said section one applies shall be included in the sums which may be deducted from the proceeds to be applied in accordance with paragraph (d) of subsection (2) of that section, but except as aforesaid the references in that section to expenses shall not include references to any such duty. As the subsection stands, a lottery promoted under the Bill would still be exempt from the pool betting duty, if it broke any of the conditions prescribed in subsection (2) of Clause 1. This does not seem to us reasonable in the case of some of the more important conditions. If hon. Members require more detail, I shall be happy to give it, but that is the intention of the Amendment. It has no other.

Amendment agreed to.