HC Deb 21 February 1895 vol 30 c1277
MR. CYRIL J. S. DODD (Essex, Maldon)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether he will procure and circulate for the information of those Members who desire it a print of the shorthand notes of the evidence before the justices at New market, given in the recent case under the Betting Law, so that they may have the advantage of the decision there given, in order to determine whether this House should repeal or amend the present law in regard to public betting.


A full report of the case appeared in The Times of the 13th and 18th inst. The prosecution was not a Government prosecution, and I have no information as to whether any shorthand notes of the evidence were taken beyond those taken for Press purposes; nor do I think in any case that I should be justified in circulating at the public expense the transcript of shorthand notes of proceedings of which an adequate newspaper report is already accessible.