Oral Answers to Questions — Dog Track, Birtley, Durham.

– in the House of Commons on 22nd January 1942.

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Photo of Mr Jack Lawson Mr Jack Lawson , Chester-le-Street

asked the Home Secretary whether he is Aware that the application for a dog track at Birtley, County Durham, has been authorised by the Betting and Lotteries Committee of the county council; that this dog track will be situated on the main North Road, where transport is a great problem even in normal times; that every responsible person, including workmen's leaders, are deeply concerned about this decision from the production point of view; that a large number of residents have petitioned against the track; and whether he will take steps to make this decision null and void?

Photo of Mr Herbert Morrison Mr Herbert Morrison , Hackney South

I am in entire agreement with the general principle that in present circumstances it is wrong that materials or labour should be used for the construction of a new dog track. As regards the particular case to which my hon. Friend refers, I am having inquiry made and will communicate with him as soon as possible.