HC Deb 23 May 1871 vol 206 cc1178-9

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, If his attention has been called to the betting advertisements which were published on Saturday the 20th May by "Bell's Life in London," "The Sportsman," "The Sporting Gazette," "The Liverpool Mercury," "The Manchester Examiner," "The Newcastle Daily Chronicle," "The Nottingham and Midland Counties Daily Express;" and, if he will take steps to ascertain whether they were "illegal;" and, provided they were so, if he will cause the proper authorities to take proceedings against all or any of those papers, under the 7th section of the Act of the 16th and 17th years of Victoria, c. 119?


said, he was unable to add to the Answer he had given the hon. Member yesterday. The greatest attention was being paid to the subject. As to advertisements in the provincial Press, he thought the local authorities should attend to them. In regard to those appearing in the London newspapers, the police were occupied in an investigation respecting them.