HC Deb 15 March 1872 vol 210 c46

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, Whether Government intends the Betting Bill of last Session, or any other Bill that will check Betting Houses in Scotland, to be among their measures this Session?


Sir, I must repeat to my hon. Friend the answer I have already given to several other hon. Members, that until the Government have made more progress with the measures already introduced, or that were mentioned in the Royal Speech, I cannot undertake to introduce any fresh measure of a contentious nature. As to the extension of the present law on the subject of betting—imperfect as it is—to Scotland, I think I can undertake that before the end of the Session—if nothing more can be accomplished—a Bill extending the present law to Scotland will be introduced.