HC Deb 26 November 1968 vol 774 cc287-8
25. Mrs. Knight

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what sales are expected of the reprint announced by Her Majesty's Stationery Office on 23rd July, 1968, of the Betting and Gaming Act, 1960; and how far these are estimated to meet the cost of printing.

Mr. Harold Lever

It is expected that the 1,000 copies which have been reprinted will be sold or issued officially over the next few years and that the cost of reprinting will be recovered in full.

Mrs. Knight

That is a feeble Answer. Is the hon. Gentleman aware that the whole of the Act, except for part of one paragraph of one Schedule, has been superseded by the Betting, Gaming and Lotteries Act, 1963, and that there would seem no point in spending money on reprinting it?

Mr. Lever

According to my advice, there remains a demand sufficiently active to absorb this modest edition in a reasonable period and to recoup our costs.