HC Deb 17 June 1920 vol 130 cc1452-3
69. Mr. SIMM

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if, with the object of relieving the police and protecting the public from dishonest and disreputable persons acting as bookmakers at race meetings, he will consider the advisability of recommending to the stewards of the Jockey Club, racecourse companies, and racing authorities that bookmakers making bets at race meetings be compelled to pay a registration fee to the company holding a meeting, and that no person shall be allowed to publicly make bets unless such person has registered with the company and whose permanent address has been verified by the police or other competent authority.


This is a proposal which may properly receive consideration from the Jockey Club and various bodies that regulate and control race meetings, but I am not in a position to make any recommendation to them with regard to it.


Was not this a recommendation made by the Chief Constables for various areas?


I am afraid I cannot answer that.

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