HC Deb 04 June 1934 vol 290 cc549-50

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he is satisfied that the sweepstake at present being operated by the Office of Works Social and Athletic Club conforms with the law; and what steps are being taken to ensure that this and other sweepstakes operated by employés in Government Departments are entirely in order?

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

I have no authority to express any opinion on the question whether any particular scheme complies with the law. I understand that the provisions of the law on the subject of lotteries and the scope of administrative practice there under have been brought to the notice of the promoters of the scheme referred to and that they have decided to abandon it. In reply to the second part of the question, I do not think that any action is called for on my part.