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

Reference code: CHAR 18/52

Part of: CHAR 18
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Date: 04 Mar 1927 - 29 Jun 1927


Correspondents include: Donald Fergusson [Private Secretary to the Chancellor of the Exchequer] (2); Sir Horace Hamilton [Chairman, Board of Customs and Excise] (14); James Grigg [Principal Private Secretary to the Chancellor of the Exchequer] (2); Patrick Hannon MP.

Also includes: cuttings from papers including the Sporting Life and the Sporting Chronicle; copy of the official report of the House of Lords for the second reading of the betting bill; copy of supplementary notes on betting duty from the Finance Bill 1927.

Subjects covered by the file include: 2nd Lord Newton's bill; the number of bookmakers attending race meetings; details of the betting duty yield, gate receipts, Newmarket [Suffolk] sales of bloodstock, and Jockey Club returns; the position concerning bad debts; the effect of the tax on the popularity of the Conservative Party.




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