§ 61. Mr. Fisher
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will give an assurance that he will not propose an extension of the closing hour of betting offices until the House has had an opportunity to debate this matter.
§ Mr. Ennals
The hours of opening of betting offices can be changed only by statutory instrument subject to negative resolution procedure. My right hon. Friend has no change in contemplation.
§ 62. Mr. Fisher
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what changes he proposes to make in the existing law regarding the operation of betting offices to prevent continuous betting being carried on in such offices, in view of the growth in this type of betting since 169W the enactment of the Betting and Gaming Act, 1960.
§ 63. Mr. Temple
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans he has to introduce amending legislation to ensure that continuous betting will not take place in licensed betting offices.