63. Mr. CATHCART WASON
asked the Prime Minister if he is aware that numbers of bookmakers and the betting profession might be much better employed either in the Army or on the land; and if he will during the War take steps to prohibit betting either on racecourses or elsewhere?
§ Sir G. CAVE
My right hon. Friend has asked me to reply to this question. I agree that all members of the betting profession who are fit for work would be better employed in the Army or on the land. AS to the last part of the question, racing is now much restricted, and I do not see my way to introduce legislation at the present moment on the subject of betting.
§ Mr. W. THORNE
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that at a race meeting one day last week there were 1,500 motor cars and taxis attended?