HC Deb 20 June 1940 vol 362 cc218-9
17. Mr. Wilson

asked the Home Secretary whether, and to what extent, the 30 race meetings per week at the 15 dog-racing tracks in the London area are being reduced owing to his action; and the number of meetings and races which will now take place weekly before midday, between midday and 5 p.m., and after 5 p.m., respectively?

Sir J. Anderson

The present arrangement in regard to greyhound racing is that, in order not to interfere with working hours, meetings are only held in the evenings and in the afternoons on Saturdays and days which are local half-holidays. I am now, however, arranging that there shall also be a substantial reduction in the number of meetings.

Mr. Glenvil Hall

Has the right hon. Gentleman noticed that some daily papers feel so strongly on this matter that they are now ceasing to publish greyhound racing results?