HC Deb 09 July 1964 vol 698 c613
32. Mr. A. Lewis

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what approaches the Metropolitan Police have received to inquire into the conspiracy to defraud the public at Dagenham greyhound track on the afternoon of Tuesday, 30th June; and whether he will make a statement.

Mr. Woodhouse

I am informed that no complaint has been made to the Metropolitan Police.

Mr. Lewis

Is it a fact that the Dagenham track people should pay out the money to people who have done nothing illegal and that bookmakers should honour their bets and see that those who have "pulled a fast one" on them receive payment?

Mr. Woodhouse

I do not think it is for me to interpret the law on this matter. I understand from Press reports that some of these matters will be the subject of legal action, so I do not think I should comment on them.