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Football Pools

Volume 463: debated on Wednesday 6 April 1949

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I first take another look at the football pools, which seem to have been completely undisturbed by the existing 20 per cent. tax. I do not think they will be any more disturbed if that tax is raised to 30 per cent.; so I propose so to raise it, on and from Saturday, 9th April next. This should bring in £5½ million this year, and £6 million in a full year.

Consideration of other improvements in the Betting Tax must now await the Royal Commission's report upon the general matter of betting and gambling.