HC Deb 18 January 1940 vol 356 c214
41. Mr. Thorne

asked the Home Secretary how many raids have been made on clubs in London since the 1st September; how many people were arrested; what was the result of the courts' decisions; and whether any of the clubs were named workmen's clubs?

Sir J. Anderson

Since 1st September, 1939, 20 registered clubs in the Metropolitan Police District have been entered by the police in pursuance of warrants under either the Licensing (Consolidation) Act, 1910, or the Gaming Act, 1845, or both. In seven of these cases where there were contraventions of the Gaming Act arrests were made and the total number of persons arrested was 91–83 being in one club. In seven of the 20 cases convictions have been obtained and penalties amounting in all to £675 were imposed: proceedings are still pending in the other 13 cases. None of these clubs was specifically described as a workmen's club.