§ 3. Mr. H. Hynd
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if, in view of the fact that 65,000 spectators recently attended a mid-week motor cycle speedway meeting at Wembley Stadium, where mid-week greyhound racing with much smaller attendances is prohibited, and that on Wednesday, 14th May, 15,066 people attended a football match at Bradford, he proposes to reconsider his almost complete ban on mid-week greyhound racing.
§ Sir Wavell Wakefield
Has the Home Secretary any idea what time in the afternoon or the evening these gatherings referred to in the Question took place, and is there any evidence at all that production was interfered with in any way?
§ 9. Mr. Harold Davies
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he is aware that mid-week evening greyhound racing has been banned in Stoke-on-Trent, but is permitted in Chester, with the result that special omnibuses are being run in the evenings from Stoke-on-Trent to Chester; and if he will review the position in order to allow evening greyhound race meetings in Stoke-on-Trent
§ Mr. Davies
Whilst thanking my right hon. Friend for that answer, may I ask if he is prepared to review this situation in the near future, because it seems there is some discrimination between industrial and non-industrial districts so far as this bar is concerned, irrespective of the merits of it from the point of view of fairness?