HC Deb 11 February 1904 vol 129 cc1012-3
MR. CHANNING (Northamptonshire, E.)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether he will consider the advisability of introducing a Bill in the present session to deal with betting.

(Answered by Mr. Secretary Akers Douglas.) I can only say that the Government have not found it possible to include this subject in their programme of legislation for the present session. At the same time, if a Bill dealing with street betting on the lines of the provisions recently obtained by several local authorities in their Private Acts were introduced by any hon. Member, it would, I think, deserve the favourable consideration of Parliament.