§ 27. Mr. DAY
asked the Home Secretary whether he is aware that numbers of tickets for the Calcutta Sweepstake on the Derby are being procured for the public through various sources; is he prepared to instruct the Metropolitan Police to take action in the matter; and will he give the House particulars?
§ Mr. CLYNES
I have seen various statements in the Press. I cannot say beforehand what action is being taken 2341 with regard to a particular lottery. I can only say that, if facts come to the notice of the authorities, action, so far as I am concerned, will be on the lines indicated in the answer I gave on 20th March to my hon. Friend the Member for Warrington (Mr. Dukes).
§ Mr. HORE-BELISHA
Do we understand that it is illegal for members of the public to buy tickets in the Calcutta Sweep?