HC Deb 04 April 1957 vol 568 cc552-3
12. Miss Burton

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he is aware that sports clubs and scientific research in Norway will receive E1,550,000 from profits on last year's football pools; and if he will consider making available some such amount for similar purposes in this country from the tax collected from football pools.

Mr. Powell

No, Sir. Such procedure would be contrary to long-established financial practice.

Miss Burton

Is the hon. Member aware that such a practice does not obtain in a good many countries in Europe, and that, for example, in Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Italy, and Switzerland, sports and recreation receive money from the football pools? Why is he adamant on this matter?

Mr. Powell

Because this House has long insisted that all sums received in taxation should be paid into the Consolidated Fund.