§ 39. Colonel DAY
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether any applications have been made to him for the purpose of installing the totalisator machines on racecourses; and whether he is considering the approval of such applications?
§ The FINANCIAL SECRETARY to the TREASURY (Mr. Ronald McNeill)
The answer to the first part of the question is in the negative. I understand that the totalisator could not be installed on racecourses without an amendment of the Betting Laws. The second part does not, therefore, arise.
§ Colonel DAY
Can the right hon. Gentleman say whether his Department have been making any tests with regard to the totalisator at all, or whether his representatives have been examining into it?