§ 64. Major Procter
asked the Home Secretary whether permission is still being accorded for the opening of new dog-racing tracks; and what is the policy of his Department on this subject?
§ Mr. H. Morrison
I would refer to the reply given yesterday to a Question by my hon. Friend the Member for Chester-le-Street (Mr. Lawson).
§ Major Procter
Will the right hon. Gentleman give some assurance that no permission will be given for constructional work on dog-racing tracks, where men are likely to be lured from their work by them?
§ Mr. Morrison
The Minister responsible for constructional work is the Minister of Works and Buildings. I am quite sure that he will not permit such work where it is undesirable.
§ Mr. R. C. Morrison
Is my right hon. Friend aware that only last Saturday an aircraft factory in North London, engaged on vital work, appealed for men to work on Saturday afternoon, and that 64 were absent through dog racing?