HC Deb 16 May 1985 vol 79 c188W
Mr. Tony Banks

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will give details of the revenue received by his Department from (a) the duty on football pool betting and (b) value added tax from professional soccer in each of the past five years.

Mr. Hayhoe

The revenue received from football pool betting in each of the past five financial years was as follows:

£ million
1980–81 150
1981–82 169
1982–83 193
1983–84 198
1984–85 *212

On the basis of information provided by the Football League, it is estimated that the yield from value added tax on admissions to football matches is of the order of £6 million a year.