§ Mr. Blaker
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what is his estimate of the effect on the yield of purchase tax on sales of amusement machines which will be caused by adoption of the proposals for gaming duty in the Finance Bill;
(2) what is his estimate of the effect on the number of amusement arcades of the gaming duty proposals in the Finance Bill;
§ Mr. Harold Lever
The effect of the gaming machine licence duty, to which my right hon. Friend assumes the hon. Member means to refer, is only one of a number of factors bearing on these points, and it is impracticable to make any useful estimates in the detail suggested.