HC Deb 08 March 1956 vol 549 cc218-9W
55 and 56. Mr. Lewis

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) to state, for the years 1951 to 1955, the total amount staked on dog-track totalisators and football pools, and the amount of pool betting duty received for each of these years;

(2) whether he will give details of the amounts received from the bookmakers' licence duty for the years 1950 to 1955, inclusive.

Mr. H. Brooke

The amounts of pool betting duty paid, and of the stake money in respect of which duty was paid, in the years 1951 to 1955 are as follows:

European Economic Co-operation, with particular reference to future developments in the field of nuclear energy.

Sir E. Boyle

The most important topic dealt with at the O.E.E.C. Ministerial Council Meetings on 27th and 28th February was nuclear energy, and my right hon. Friend has placed in the Library copies of our resolution on this and related subjects. The meeting gives good hope that European nations will act together in exploring the possibilities of this new form of power.

My right hon. Friend's remarks in this sense made as chairman of O.E.E.C. were echoed by all the other national representatives, including those of the six nations identified with the Messina Plan.

The offer of the American President to provide fissile material has been taken into account. It is a new incentive to co-operative action.

Detailed proposals for future action and organisation will be placed before the Council in about three months' time.