HC Deb 13 February 1986 vol 91 c544W
50. Mr. Greg Knight

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is the current estimated cost per annum of the inspection, monitoring and collection of bingo duty from non-profit making working men's clubs.

Mr. Brooke

The cost of administering the betting and gaming duties as a whole in 1984–85 was £6.4 million, or approximately 1 per cent. of the revenue raised. I regret that the part of this cost attributable to bingo duty cannot readily be ascertained, and it would in any case not be possible to identify the costs relating to the clubs my hon. Friend has in mind.