HC Deb 02 August 1962 vol 664 cc779-80
20. Wing-Commander Bullus

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what progress he is making with the review of betting taxation; and when he expects to make a statement.

Mr. Barber

My right hon. Friend has no statement to make at present.

Wing-Commander Bullus

While thanking my right hon. Friend for that reply, may I ask him if he is aware that, of the total global sum spent on betting in England and Wales, the recently legalised gambling games not subject to the tax are getting more than their fair share? May I also ask him if he has had an opportunity to read the paper on the subject which I sent to his right hon. Friend the then Chancellor of the Exchequer in December?

Mr. Barber

Yes, Sir. I have read the memorandum which my hon. and gallant Friend sent to the previous Chancellor, and Che contents of that memorandum will most certainly be considered in the course of the review to which I referred.