HC Deb 30 July 1962 vol 664 cc5-6W
56. Mr. W. Hamilton

asked the Minister of Labour how many were employed in the betting industry in April, 1951, in England and Scotland, respectively; and what were the comparable figures for April, 1962.

Mr. Whitelaw

The latest figures available are for May, 1961. At that date workers in employment in betting in England are estimated to have numbered 32,000 compared with 27,500 at May, 1951. The corresponding figures for Scotland are 4,300 and 2,600.