Oral Answers to Questions — Sharing-Out Clubs.

– in the House of Commons on 10th December 1931.

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Photo of Mr Barnett Janner Mr Barnett Janner , Stepney Whitechapel and St George's

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asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether he proposes to introduce legislation for the proper control and management of sharing-out clubs?

Photo of Mr Walter Elliot Mr Walter Elliot , Glasgow Kelvingrove

Although the matter has been considered from time to time it has always appeared that any attempt at State control of these clubs would be ineffective. I shall be very glad to consider any suggestions which my hon. Friend may care to put forward.

Photo of Mr Barnett Janner Mr Barnett Janner , Stepney Whitechapel and St George's

Is the hon. and gallant Gentleman aware that there are some 200,000 of these clubs in this country, and that in the main they deal with the moneys of the very poor people and—

Photo of Lieut-General Edward Fitzroy Lieut-General Edward Fitzroy , Daventry

The hon. Member had better send that information to the Minister.