Dog Racing Tracks, Bradford.

Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance. – in the House of Commons on 17th March 1942.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Mr William Leach Mr William Leach , Bradford Central

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he is aware that in the last three years the takings of the totalisators at the two dog-racing tracks in Bradford have increased by nearly 70 per cent., from £496,000 to £829,000; that the watch committee and city council are alarmed at this state of things which they regard as detrimental to the public interests; and whether he will take steps to deal with the matter?

Photo of Mr Osbert Peake Mr Osbert Peake , Leeds North

As stated by my right hon. Friend on Thursday last, it has already been decided to impose still further restrictions on dog racing and to limit such racing to one day a week for each track.