§ 53. Mr. G. LAMBERT
asked the Prime Minister whether he will prohibit horse racing in the United Kingdom, as contrary to the sentiment of the country in this crisis of its destinies?
§ Mr. WARDLE
The Prime Minister has asked me to answer this question. Strong representations were made last year that a certain amount of horse racing was very desirable, in the interests of the horsebreeding industry, and in consequence objection has not been taken to a limited number of race meetings, provided it is possible for them to take place without interference with essential needs.
§ Sir J. D. REES
Would it be contrary to the sentiment of the country to maintain not the least of its important industries even at the present time?
§ General CROFT
Will the hon. Member give an undertaking that no legitimate 567 sports and recreations of the people unless they interfere with the War will be stopped?