Gaming Machines: Licensing

Treasury written question – answered on 15th May 2008.

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Photo of Justine Greening Justine Greening Shadow Minister (Treasury), Vice-Chair (Youth), Conservative Party

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer

(1) how much was received in amusement machine licence duty in (a) 2003-04, (b) 2004-05, (c) 2005-06 and (d) 2006-07, broken down by category of machine;

(2) how much was received in amusement machine licence duty in each month from April 2007 to March 2008, broken down by category of machine;

(3) what estimate he has made of likely revenue from amusement machine licence duty in (a) 2008-09, (b) 2009-10 and (c) 2010-11, broken down by category of machine.

Photo of Angela Eagle Angela Eagle The Exchequer Secretary, Member, Labour Party National Executive Committee

The total annual and monthly receipts from amusement machine licence duty can be found in the HM Revenue and Customs Betting and Gaming Statistical Bulletin, which is available from the HMRC website address at:

http://www.uktradeinfo.co.uk/index.cfm?task=bullbett

Information on amusement machine licence duty broken down by category of machine is not available.

Disaggregated estimates for individual duties within the overall revenue forecast for betting and gaming duties are not available. The most recent published forecast for betting and gaming duties can be found in Table C6 of the latest Financial Statement and Budget Report, at the following link:

http://www.hm-treasury.gov.uk/media/7/3/bud08_chapterc.pdf

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