§ 40. Mr. Arthur Lewis
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what communications he has received during the past three months from local authorities and others on the proliferation of betting shops in Greater London; what communication he has received from the London Borough of Newham dated 18th May; what was the nature of his reply; and if he will now take steps to control the number of betting shops.
§ Mr. George Thomas
Since the end of February my right hon. and learned Friend has received only one communication from a local authority on this subject apart from the very recent letter from the London Borough of Newham to which he has not yet replied. My right hon. and learned Friend is considering the suggestions made in that letter for controlling the number of betting offices, but he has no proposals to put forward at present.