§ Lord Wigg
asked Her Majesty's Government:
What steps they have taken and propose to take in order to secure the continued running of the Derby at Epsom and whether the evidence given to the working party appointed by the Epsom and Ewell Borough Council on the revision of the Epsom and Walton Downs Regulation Act was considered by the Horserace Betting Levy Board, and if so on what dates; whether the evidence given by the representative of United Racecourses Limited—a wholly owned subsidiary of the Horserace Betting Levy Board—was considered by the Board of United Racecourses, and if so on what dates; and whether the evidence was submitted to the Horserace Betting Levy Board for approval, and if so the date of submission and the date on which approval was signified.
§ Lord Belstead
I understand that the Epsom and Ewell Borough Council hope soon to promote a Bill designed to re-enact with modifications the Epsom and Walton Downs Regulation Act 1936. The joint evidence submitted to the council's working party by the Horserace Betting Levy Board and the Board of United Racecourses Limited was approved by both boards in July 1980. It is not, however, known what evidence was submitted separately by any representative of United Racecourses other than its board.