HC Deb 06 March 1928 vol 214 c969
47. Mr. DAY

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he contemplates the introduction of any fresh legislation in the present Session which will alter the betting laws of Great Britain?

The CHANCELLOR of the EXCHEQUER (Mr. Churchill)

I would remind the hon. Member of the introduction of the Racecourse Betting Bill in this House on the 10th February. In accordance with the terms of my reply of the 10th November last to my hon. and gallant Friend, the Member for Abingdon (Major Glyn), the Government will endeavour to provide facilities for the passage into law of this Bill if it obtains a Second Reading on a free vote of the House.

Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY

Does this not mean that betting will become legalised on race courses?


I do not think it means anything of the kind. We do not know what it means until we are apprised of the wishes of the House on the subject.

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