§ Mr. Arnold Shaw
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many licences for betting offices were granted in the years 1971, 1972 and 1973; and what was the total of such establishments at the end of 1973 compared with the total at the beginning of 1970.
Dr. Summer skill
The available information relates to the position at 1st June in any year. The relevant figures for England and Wales are as follows:
PROCEEDINGS AT BETTING LICENSING COMMITTEE DURING YEAR ENDED 31ST MAY Year Number of betting office licences renewed Number of betting office licences granted 1971 … 12,868 1,966 1972 … 12,907 2,398 1973 … 12,981 2,203
The number of betting office licences in force in England and Wales on 1st June 1969 and 1st June 1973 were 13,960 and 13,380 respectively.