§ 34. Mr. John Lewis
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if, in view of public disquiet he will introduce legislation which will have the effect of making the doping of racehorses an indictable offence.
§ Mr. Lewis
Has the attention of my right hon. Friend been drawn to a case recently reported in the Press where three trainers had their licences withdrawn by the Jockey Club because the horses in their care were found to be doped, and does not he agree that, if it was an indictable offence, the decision of a court of law would be a factor in determining whether or not the person concerned should be deprived of his livelihood?
§ Mr. Emrys Hughes
Is my right hon. Friend taking any special precautions to see that the horse owned by the right hon. Gentleman the Leader of the Opposition is not doped before the General Election, in view of the large quantity of dope in the proximity of the stables?