HC Deb 07 May 1936 vol 311 c1858
22. Mr. DAY

asked the Home Secretary whether his attention has been drawn to the several sweepstakes that are being run by various clubs and associations in London on the Derby; and will he give particulars of any instructions that the Metropolitan police have received with regard to same?


Section 24 of the Betting and Lotteries Act, 1934, provides that private lotteries, which are defined in that Section, shall be deemed not to be unlawful lotteries but that certain prescribed conditions shall be observed in connection with the promotion and conduct of such lotteries. No special instructions have been issued to the police, but appropriate action would be taken should infringements of the law come to notice.


Are we to understand that the same freedom of action will be given to workmen's clubs and associations as to West End clubs and the Stock Exchange?