§ Mr. H. Brooke
The amount received in licence duty from bookmakers on greyhound racecourses in 1953 was £1,797,787, compared with £1,882,473 in 1952. Bookmakers on horse racecourses are not liable to this duty.
§ Mr. Brooke
I will draw the attention of my right hon. Friend to what the hon. Member has said, but the reasons for this differentiation were given in reply to a Question by the hon. Member for Hammersmith, North (Mr. Tomney) on 11th February.
Sir G. Braithwaite
Will my hon. Friend take note of the fact that, in the opinion of the hon. Member for West Ham, North (Mr. Lewis), greyhounds are of greater importance than children?