§ Mr. Rhys Davies
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he is aware that the greyhound totalisator receipts on 104 tracks during 1943 amounted to £59,668,800 or nearly £10,000,000 more than in 1942; and does he contemplate taking action with a view to reducing the waste involved in this connection.
§ Mr. H. Morrison
I have no official information about the receipts by the totalisator on greyhound racing tracks. For wartime purposes the number of meetings for dog racing have been considerably restricted, but Parliament has legalised the use of the totalisator subject to certain restrictions on greyhound racing tracks and I should not be justified in imposing any further restrictions on the number of meetings merely for the purpose of reducing the receipts of the totalisators.