§ Mr. Naylor
asked the Home Secretary whether his attention has been drawn to the re-establishment now taking place in London of amusement saloons, where automatic machines, and other mechanical devices, are displayed for extracting money from frequenters; and whether he proposes to place a check upon the extension of this kind of wasteful expenditure in war-time?
§ Mr. H. Morrison
The Commissioner of Police informs me that since the outbreak of war many of these establishments have been closed though recently there has been a tendency for them to re-open. Action is taken by the police in respect of breaches of the law when the element of betting or gaming is more than trivial.