HC Deb 15 February 1949 vol 461 cc157-8W
Mr. J. Lewis

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of the £26,254,614 totalisator turnover on racecourses applies to horse racecourses; and what amount of the totalisator takings at those horse racecourses was received through credit bookmaking channels.

Mr. Ede

I understand from the Racecourse Betting Control Board that the turnover on the totalisators operated by the Board on horse racecourses, including pony racecourses, was£26,252,614 15s. for the year ended 31st December, 1948. Of this figure £13,511,346 was staked in cash on the course, £3,816,427 10s. was staked by credit on the course and the remainder represented off the course credit betting transmitted to the course totalisator.