§ Mr. Devlin
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what consultation is taking place or is planned with betting shop employees about proposals to introduce evening off-course betting.
§ Mr. Peter Lloyd
We issued a consultation document in October 1991 inviting the views of all interested parties, including betting office employees, on whether licensed betting offices should be open in the evening and, if so, at what times. We are giving careful consideration to views received in response to that document, including those from betting office employees, and will announce our conclusions as soon as possible.