Clause 14 - General betting duty: overseas bet-brokers

Part of Finance Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 9:45 am on 16th May 2002.

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Photo of Christopher Chope Christopher Chope Shadow Spokesperson (Transport) 9:45 am, 16th May 2002

I am grateful to the Paymaster General for explaining that, but can she say why it will be an offence for a person to be in possession of an advertisement? Surely, a consumer—a betting punter—may well want to store an advertisement on his computer. It seems that, by so doing, he will be committing an offence under the clause.