HC Deb 08 December 1971 vol 827 c324W
Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department to what extent he consulted persons and organisations in the horse-race and greyhound racing business and others connected with the betting industry before he decided to introduce his Horserace Totalisator and Betting Levy Boards Bill; and whether these consultations included discussions with representatives of the punters.

Mr. Carlisle

My right hon. Friend consulted such persons and organisations as seemed to be necessary for the purpose of preparing the Bill.