§ SIR WILFRID LAWSON (Cumberland, Cockermouth)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether his attention has been called to the decision given in the Queen's Bench in the case of Hawke v. Dunn; and whether instructions will be given to the police that the law in relation to bookmakers on racecourses as now declared shall be properly enforced?
§ SIR MATTHEW WHITE RIDLEY
My attention has been called to this decision. Whether it will be necessary for any instructions to be issued to the Metropolitan Police in reference to it I am unable at present to say, but I shall, of course, confer with the Chief Commissioner on the subject. I have no power to issue instructions to other police forces.