HC Deb 18 December 1958 vol 597 c305W
Mr. Ness Edwards

asked the Postmaster-General to what extent the postal revenue from the football pools business has been affected as a result of new agency methods adopted by the football pools promoters.

Mr. Marples

Postal entries for football pool competitions fell by 7 per cent. in 1955–56 and 4.5 per cent. in 1956–57, and increased by 1 per cent. in 1957–58; but I cannot say how far the figures have been affected by the agency methods.

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