§ 8. Mr. LAMBERT
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he can give information as to the number of sellers in this country who received £2,357,000 in commissions for the sale of tickets in the Irish sweepstakes?
§ The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for the HOME DEPARTMENT (Mr. Oliver Stanley)
No, Sir; it is not possible, on the basis of the available material, to form an estimate of the number of persons entitled to sellers' commission.
§ Mr. LAMBERT
Cannot the Government take some action to prevent these people selling tickets in this way, considering that there was £13,000,000 subscribed, and only £7,000,000 came back to this country in prizes?