HL Deb 27 March 1934 vol 91 c425

My Lords, on behalf of my noble friend the Marquess of Londonderry, I beg leave to present a Bill to amend the law with respect to betting on tracks where sporting events take place, including the law with respect to totalisators on horse racecourses; to authorise, subject to restrictions, the establishment of totalisators on dog racecourses; to prohibit betting on tracks with young persons and parimutuel betting except by authorised totalisators; to amend the law with respect to lotteries and certain prize competitions; and for purposes connected with the matters aforesaid. I beg to move that this Bill be now read a first time, and perhaps your Lordships will allow me to say that for the convenience of your Lordships, if you are good enough to give the Bill a First Reading now, copies will be available in the Printed Paper Office at hall past five.

Moved, That the Bill be now read 1a.— (Viscount Hailsham.)

On Question, Bill read 1a, and to be printed.