HC Deb 25 June 1908 vol 191 cc58-9
MR. BYLES (Salford, N.)

To ask Mr. Attorney-General, having regard to the result of the trial, Blyth v. Hulton, in the Court of Appeal last Friday, and particularly to the dictum of the learned Judge that a limerick competition, though designed to look like a trial of skill, is really nothing else than a lottery, what legislative or other steps he proposes to take to protect the public from fraud and to enforce the existing law against lotteries.

(Answered by Sir William Robson.) A Joint Select Committee of both Houses of Parliament is now sitting to consider the present condition of the law as to lotteries and to report upon it, and upon the terms of this Report must depend the question whether any and what fresh legislation is requisite in the public interest.