HC Deb 24 October 1939 vol 352 cc1212-3W
Mr. Isaacs

asked the Home Secretary whether he is aware that the stoppage of the football competitions has resulted in a great deal of unemployment, especially in the printing industry; and will he now remove any restrictions that prevent the continuation of these competitions?

Major Tryon

I have been asked to reply. In view of the strain which would have been imposed on the Post Office under present conditions by the resumption of football pools run on pre-war lines, the Football Pool Promoters' Association agreed, at my request, to suspend their activities, but they have now submitted a modified scheme designed to reduce the burden placed on the Post Office. This scheme is under examination.