§ Sir J. GILMOUR
Before prescribing regulations in pursuance of the powers conferred on me by the First Schedule to the Betting and Lotteries Act, 1934, I 549 think that it would be desirable to afford an opportunity to manufacturers of totalisators and to the dog-racing interests of submitting observations on a draft code of regulations which is in an advanced stage of preparation. I hope-that the draft code will have been completed by the end of next week. When the draft code is ready, copies will be obtainable on application to the Home Office, and I propose, after considering any representations that may be received, to prescribe regulations early in the New Year.
§ Mr. PIKE
Is the Home Secretary aware that the terms of the Betting and Lotteries Act with respect to the use of totalisators on dog-racing tracks have already resulted in the winding-up of many companies in the provinces?