HC Deb 15 November 1938 vol 341 c706W
Viscountess Astor

asked the Home Secretary how much of the £40,000,000 which it is estimated that the public spends annually on football pools is returned to them in prize money?

Mr. Lloyd

I understand the figure quoted has been given in a newspaper article as a "tentative estimate" of the "prospective receipts during the present season." My right hon. Friend has no official information as to the amount of the receipts or the amount returned in prize money.