HC Deb 24 July 1933 vol 280 c2233
61. Mr. KNIGHT

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department the number of greyhound racecourses which have been closed down in England since the totalisator was declared illegal upon greyhound racecourses?

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

On the 10th December, 1932, there were 165 greyhound racecourses in England and Wales. Between that date and the 10th May, 1933 (the latest date for which information is available), 12 tracks were closed, while 43 new tracks were opened in England and Wales. There was thus between those dates a net increase of 31 tracks.


Can the right hon. Gentleman say when it is proposed to bring in a Government Measure on greyhound racing?


I cannot give any indication.

Commander MARSDEN

Can the right hon. Gentleman say whether bookmakers are operating on the new tracks?