HC Deb 16 December 1982 vol 34 c207W
Mr. Farr

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if, in view of the growth in illicit betting, he has any plans to allow television to be provided in betting shops.

Mr. Whitelaw

This is one of several proposals for the relaxation of restrictions on the provision of facilities in licensed betting offices which have been put forward by bookmakers' organisations. These will require detailed consideration and consultation with other interests, including the police and licensing authorities. Any change would require legislation.

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