§ 39. Captain Cunningham-Reid
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he proposes to introduce legislation to legalise the playing of poker as well as bridge in clubs.
§ Mr. H. Morrison
I have no power to pronounce an opinion on the question of law whether the playing of poker in clubs is in all circumstances illegal, and I can only say that I do not propose to introduce legislation to amend the law relating to gaming.
§ Captain Cunningham-Reid
Is not present legislation being unfairly administered, in view of the fact that small social clubs are being raided while large clubs, with a distinguished membership, are continuing to play poker?
§ Mr. Morrison
I notice with interest that my hon. and gallant Friend has joined in class warfare. My information does not confirm what he says.
Lieut.-Commander Gurney Braithwaite
Is it not possible to study poker faces on the Front Bench at Question time?