HC Deb 13 March 1917 vol 91 cc910-1
31. Mr. D. MILLAR

asked the Secretary for Scotland whether he has received any representations on the subject of the use in Scotland of certain gaming machines, which have been held to be illegal in England, but the use of which, according to the decisions of the High Court in Scotland, is still permissible in that country; and whether, having regard to the injury done to the morals of school children who are attracted by the machines in question, he is prepared to introduce legislation prohibiting their use in Scotland?


I have received representations from influential quarters on this subject, which I regard as one of serious consequence. My advisers are at present considering the form which any Bill that I may find it possible to introduce should take—a question that is not free from difficulty.


Will the right hon. Gentleman say what type of machine is referred to?


A type of machine which has been held illegal in England, but which has been held legal in Scotland.


What is the type? Have you got one here?