HC Deb 15 November 1932 vol 270 cc944-5

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he is aware that provision was made in the Racecourse Betting Act that some part of the profits accruing from betting on horse races should be used to benefit British horse breeding and that no such profits have yet accrued; and if, in view of the recent reduction of the horse-breeding grants under the economy measures of the Government he will ask the Royal Commission on Lotteries and Betting to issue an interim report dealing with the question of ensuring profits from racecourse betting for the benefit of horse breeding?

The SECRETARY of STATE for the HOME DEPARTMENT (Sir John Gilmour)

I am aware of the matters referred to in the first part of the question: as stated in reply to previous questions, it must be left to the Royal Corn-mission on Lotteries and Betting to decide their own procedure in the matter of the submission of an interim report on any aspect of their inquiry.

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