HC Deb 22 November 1928 vol 222 c1938W

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer the number of prosecutions that have been instituted by the Inland Revenue authorities against persons for carrying on the business of bookmakers without having in force the proper certificate, for the 12 months ended to the last convenient date?


The total number of prosecutions instituted by the Customs and Excise Department in the year ended 31st October, 1928, for evasion of the duty on bets or failure to take out a bookmaker's certificate was 1,700. Separate figures for each kind of offence are not readily available.