§ Mr. R. C. Morrison
asked the Postmaster-General whether he has any statement to make regarding the resumption of football pools?
§ Major Tryon
As I stated in reply to a question by the hon. Member for North Southwark (Mr. Isaacs) on the 24th October, the Football Pools Promoters' Association submitted a modified scheme designed to reduce the burden which would have been placed on the Post Office by the resumption of football pools240W run on pre-war lines. Under this scheme the members of the Football Pools Promoters' Association, acting as one concern, will publish the coupons in the newspapers instead of sending them by post to many millions of individual clients, as under pre-war arrangements: the completed coupons posted by clients will be delivered to the promoters' agents at a large number of places throughout the country. This scheme overcomes the objection on postal grounds to the resumption of football pools.