§ 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.