HC Deb 08 March 1966 vol 725 c494W
Mr. Dance

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will introduce legislation to make gambling debts recoverable, in view of the policy of Her Majesty's Government of providing for the taxation of gambling.

Mr. George Thomas

The objections seen by the Royal Commission on Betting, Lotteries and Gaming, 1949–51 to making gambling debts recoverable by law are still valid and my right hon. Friend is not at present convinced that the proposed tax on gambling provides sufficient justification for taking a different view.