§ Lord Wigg
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether the statement made on 6th October 1981 by the chairman of the Horserace Betting Levy Board at an official meeting with the Bookmakers' Committee under Section 27(3) of the Betting, Gaming and Lotteries Act 1963 that the Report of the Royal Commission on Gambling (Cmnd. 7300) is a "dead duck" constitutes Government policy, and whether they will make a statement.
§ Lord Belstead
The Report of the Royal Commission on Gambling made a notable contribution to discussion of the problems posed by gambling. The Government's views on these problems were given by my right honourable friend the Home Secretary in a debate in another place on 29th October 1979. Work is proceeding on a number of the Commission's recommendations.