§ Mr. George
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if, in the light of further evidence, he will order an inquiry into the Horserace Totalisator Board under the Tribunals of Inquiry (Evidence) Act and employ accountants to assist in that investigation.
§ Mr. Whitelaw
I have appointed Mr. F. J. Aglionby, a recorder of the Crown court, to hold an inquiry into the Tote's procedures for the inclusion in its on-course pools of bets made off the course. If it proves necessary to employ accountants, this will be done. The findings of the inquiry will be published. A tribunal under the Tribunals of Inquiry (Evidence) Act 1921 would not be appropriate.