HC Deb 09 February 1956 vol 548 c210W
Mr. Lewis

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many pool promoters were registered in 1955 under the Pool Betting Act of 1954; and if he will state the types of competitions catered for by the registered pool promoters.

Major Lloyd-George

The number of pool promoters who registered in England and Wales in 1955 under the Pool Betting Act, 1954, was 220. Of these, twenty-three cancelled their registrations during the year, and a further twenty-three ceased to operate without cancelling their registrations. I regret that the information asked for in the second part of the Question is not available.