§ Mr. Mulley
asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury what was the amount of Pool Betting Duty paid from 1st January, 1955, to the latest convenient date, 5W and from 1st January, 1954, to a corresponding date; and the amount of stake money in respect of which duty was paid in the same periods.
§ Mr. H. Brooke
The amounts of Pool Betting Duty paid and of the stake money in respect of which duty was paid during the period from 1st January to 30th November in 1954 and 1955, are as follows:
— Total duty receipts In respect of stake money amounting to £ £ Totalisators at dog-tracks— 1954 5,380,884 53,808,840 1955 5,484,439 54,844,390 Football and similar pools— 1954 19,324,897 64,416,323 1955 17,765,039 59,216,796