Official: Treasury: correspondence and papers on the betting tax.

Reference code: CHAR 18/37

Part of: CHAR 18
Next record: CHAR 18/38
Previous record: CHAR 18/36

Date: 30 Sep 1926 - 26 Dec 1926


Correspondents include: Sir Horace Hamilton [Chairman, Board of Customs and Excise] (16); John Davidson [Parliamentary Secretary, Admiralty] (2); James Grigg [Principal Private Secretary to the Chancellor of the Exchequer] (5); Pembroke Wicks (3); Sir William Graham-Harrison [Second Parliamentary Counsel to Treasury]; Ronald McNeill [later 1st Lord Cushendun, Financial Secretary, Treasury]; Lord Elveden [later 2nd Iveagh]; 17th Lord Derby; 6th Lord Carnarvon [earlier Lord Porchester].

Also includes: betting duty statutory rules and orders, and notices by the Commissioners of Customs and Excise; newspaper cuttings; extracts from WSC's speeches.

Subjects covered by the file include: sales of race horses; publicity surrounding the tax; betting duty offences; the totalisator; proposals by 2nd Lord Newton to legalise ready-money betting; the racing industry's views.




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CHAR 18/37/28 Letter from Pembroke Wicks (Conservative and Unionist Central Office, Palace Chambers, Bridge Street, Westminster, [London]) to John Davidson [Parliamentary Secretary, Admiralty] about likely political embarrassment over the Betting Tax, asking him to try and ensure that Sir Horace Hamilton [Chairman, Board of Customs and Excise] has information available for the public, especially that the licenses cannot "operate as a cloak for dishonest bookmakers", and asking for advance copies of the regulations and guidance from the Revenue Authorities. 12 Oct 1926
CHAR 18/37/41-42 Copy of a letter from Sir Horace Hamilton [Chairman, Board of Customs and Excise] to Sir John Anderson [later 1st Lord Waverley, Permanent Under-Secretary of State, Home Office] about betting duty offences, explaining that WSC would like there to be minimal change in prosecutions and administration of the betting laws following the introduction of the tax, so that cases of illegal betting houses would be prosecuted but government departments will need to work together to establish which street betting offences should be prosecuted. 13 Nov 1926