§ 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.