§ Sir A. Herbert
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer the total sum staked in betting transactions, including football pools, during the year 1945 or any other convenient period; and whether he will consider the imposition of a tax upon betting.
§ Mr. Dalton
I regret that the information requested in the first part of the Question is not available. As regards the second part, the experience of the 1926 Betting Duty, which had to be abandoned, certainly does not encourage a fresh venture in this field; but I will not lose sight of the hon. Member's suggestion.