HC Deb 29 June 1995 vol 262 c767W
Mr. Alton

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make it his policy to allow all retail outlets to pay out small winnings to pools customers and give promoters the opportunity to establish a pool based on sporting events on any day of the week. [30533]

Mr. Michael Forsyth

I am currently reviewing the scope for further deregulation of the pools as part of the deregulation initiative. My officials are consulting with the Pools Promoters Association and have just received a further letter from it elaborating its proposals, including the proposals referred to by the hon. Member.