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Taxation (Bingo Clubs)

Volume 495: debated on Tuesday 30 June 2009

I wish to present a petition from 451 residents of Llanelli and others who use Argos bingo club there. The petition

Declares that the imposition of Gross Profits Tax of 22 per cent. on bingo clubs, compared with a gaming industry average of 15 per cent., is unreasonable and will be damaging to the continued viability of small bingo clubs, which play an important part as centres of the community as well as places of entertainment.

The Petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons approves a Gross Profits Tax maximum rate of 15 per cent. for bingo clubs.

And the Petitioners remain, etc.