§ Major Lloyd-George
I have had a special analysis made of the statistical returns to ascertain the number of persons summarily convicted in 1954 of offences under Section 1 of the Street Betting Act, 1906. It totalled 6,942. The information for the previous four years could only be ascertained by further inquiry which would take a great amount of time and labour. The cards for years earlier than 1950 have been destroyed.