HC Deb 20 February 1935 vol 298 c360W

asked the Home Secretary whether the numbers of persons prosecuted this year under the Betting and Lotteries Act, 1934, to the latest available date, is above or below the number of prosecutions for similar offences during the six weeks ended 14th February, 1934, 1933 and 1932; and whether he will give the figures for each period?


The volumes of the criminal statistics which are published annually include figures relating to prosecutions for betting and gaming, but no figures are available showing separately the number of prosecutions under a particular Act or for a particular part of the year. I regret, therefore, that it is not practicable to give the information for which my hon. Friend asks.