HC Deb 20 April 1939 vol 346 c534W
Mr. Rhys Davies

asked the Postmaster-General whether he can state, by way of estimate or otherwise, the proportion of postal orders for each of the last five years issued for the purposes of football pools and associated business?

Major Tryon

The proportion is estimated to be about 30 per cent. for the year 1934–35 and a little over 40 per cent. for each of the succeeding four years.