HC Deb 26 April 1956 vol 551 cc1957-8
26. Sir L. Plummer

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will take the necessary steps to permit tickets for the Irish Sweep and other similar lotteries to be sold freely in England and Wales.

Major Lloyd-George

No, Sir.

Sir L. Plummer

Is the Home Secretary aware that that answer will give immense satisfaction to the Archbishop of Canterbury and, if she can get a word in edgeways, to the Archbishop's wife? Why is the right hon. and gallant Gentleman exercising this restrictive practice? Why does he not allow more "squalid" raffles in this country now that the Government propose to introduce one?

Major Lloyd-George

I am sure that if the hon. Member puts that question to the Chancellor of the Exchequer he will get a very good answer.