HC Deb 26 February 1964 vol 690 c83W
64. Mr. W. Hamilton

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many betting shops there are in Scotland; how many there were in 1960, 1961 and 1962; and what is the estimated total number employed in the betting industry.

Mr. Noble

There are no official figures for 1960, but the number of betting office licences in force in Scotland was 1,506 at 1st June, 1961, rose to 1,782 in 1962 and fell to 1,667 last year. At the last date there were 4,840 insured employees in the betting industry.

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