§ MR. MANSFIELD (Lincolnshire, Spalding)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he can state the number of prosecutions which have been instituted for each year within the last ten years against persons for keeping premises which have been used for purposes of gambling; will he also state how many of these prosecutions were instituted against persons of foreign origin.
§ * MR. AKERS-DOUGLAS
The annual volumes of Criminal Statistics show the total number of prosecutions for "betting and gaming," but the nature of the various offences included under this head is not distinguished nor are the nationalities of the defendants given, and I am afraid I cannot give the hon. Member; the precise details which he desires.