§ 65. Sir BASIL PETO
asked the Secretary of State for War whether his attention has been called to the employment of 200 soldiers from the Border Regiment for an experimental trial of the totalisator at Carlisle racecourse on the 1st July; and whether his approval was given to this use of troops for the promotion of betting by machine on racecourses?
§ Mr. SHINWELL
I am informed that 127 men volunteered to take part in an experimental trial of the totalisator at Carlisle on 1st July in their spare time. The reply to the second part of the question is in the negative.