§ 21. Mr. Ridsdale
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much tax he estimates will be collected from the £15 tax imposed in his last budget on 1d. slot machines; and how much of this tax will come from the seaside resorts.
§ Mr. William Rodgers
The duty yield from holiday season licences is expected to be under £1 million a year. Almost all of this will come from seaside resorts.
§ Mr. Ridsdale
Will not the hon. Gentleman look at this? Does not he realise that many small seaside businesses face ruin as a result of this tax?
§ Mr. Rodgers
The hon. Gentleman exaggerates the position, but representations were made yesterday to my hon. and learned Friend the Financial Secretary.