§ 53. Mr. ANSTRUTHER-GRAY
asked the Home Secretary which racecourse operating under National Hunt rules received the largest grant from the Racecourse Betting Control Board last year; to how much this amounted; and whether it was given for any specific purpose?
Under the scheme approved by my right hon. Friend's predecessor, the largest grant paid to the owners of a racecourse operating under both Jockey Club and National Hunt rules was a sum of £221 paid to the owner of Gatwick racecourse, £151 being in respect of meetings held under Jockey Club rules and £70 in respect of meetings held under National Hunt rules. The largest grant in respect of a, racecourse operating under National Hunt rules only was £99 paid to the owners of Cheltenham racecourse. In both cases the grants were made for the purpose of increasing the added money to stakes.