§ 27. Mr. ANSTRUTHER-GRAY
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether, in drawing up any 473 legislation in connection with the report of the Royal Commission on Lotteries and Betting, he will take into account the desirability of ensuring that the Racecourse Betting Control Board shall be able to operate under conditions which will ensure a surplus and the allocation from that surplus of funds for the benefit of horse breeding and horse racing?
§ The SECRETARY of STATE for the HOME DEPARTMENT (Sir John Gilmour)
The consideration to which my hon. Friend refers is one of the considerations which His Majesty's Government will no doubt take into account when studying the recommendations of the Royal Commission.
§ Mr. ANSTRUTHER-GRAY
Can my right hon. Friend give an assurance that he will bear this in mind when examining the recommendations, particularly regarding the position of tote investors?
§ Mr. RHYS DAVIES
Can the right hon. Gentleman state when the Government intend to bring before Parliament any legislation based upon some or the whole of the recommendations of this Royal Commission?
§ Sir J. GILMOUR
The answer to the last supplementary question is, No, Sir, certainly not. As to the other supplementary question, all these matters will be taken carefully into consideration.