HC Deb 25 March 1904 vol 132 c746

To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that the houses and offices used for illegal betting purposes in Belfast, Ballymoney, Coleraine, Londonderry, Armagh, Dundalk, Dublin, Limerick, Maryborough, Cork, and Tralee, in regard to which he received sworn information last year, are still carried on; and, if so, will he take immediate steps to have the law put in force in these places.

(Answered by Mr. Wyndham.) The police have exercised, and will continue to exercise, every possible vigilance in the enforcement of the law against betting. Since I replied to my hon. friend's Question of the 24th February, 1903, † on this subject, searches have been carried out by the police in a number of places where it was believed these houses were being conducted, and several successful prosecutions have been undertaken in Belfast and Cork.