HC Deb 15 December 1955 vol 547 c219W
68. Mr. Ridsdale

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will amend Section 4 (5) of the Finance Act, 1952, in order to exclude from its scope the amount of weekly contributions paid by members of a club or society, the membership of which entitles them to take part in a pool betting scheme.

Mr. H. Brooke

This Section was introduced to close loopholes for avoidance of pool betting duty. It does not render liable to duty genuine voluntary contributions to the club or society made independently of the pool betting scheme. I do not think there is any reason to amend it.